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Reflecting on Anxiety

Image credit (here)   Today at Survive, Live, Thrive, I’m in “survive” mode.  The anxiety and stress of dealing with the Ex has come back, delivered with five lovely emails to my inbox on Friday afternoon, a great way to start my week end with the girls.  I actually tabled them for now, because I […]

Harley Quinn & the Joker shouldn't be #RelationshipGoals

Perhaps you’ve seen the memes that go along the lines of, “Screw Romeo and Juliet! I want a relationship like Harley and Joker.” And this from the same group who crowed about Edward being an abusive stalker-y boyfriend to Bella a few years ago!  I saw “Suicide Squad” this weekend, and, unlike the critics, I […]

Dear Bill | A Letter To A Man I've Never Met

I read this post at the Listen To Your Mother Open Mic at #BlogHer16 after the #VOTY presentation and reception. I originally posted it on theoliveshoe.com on June 18, 2016. Dear Bill, Can I call you Bill? Would you prefer Mr. James? I’ve often wondered if you got to witness the sparks flying from your […]

I Don't Want Your 7 Day Spouse Challenge

You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means. -Inigo Montoya I keep getting tagged in these statuses online. You know the ones, “Motherhood Dare” or “7 Day Spouse Challenge”. Have you done one? Or do you just roll your eyes and keep scrolling? I’m going to level […]

Why You're Afraid of Your Own Potential to Love

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.”― Brené Brown Why the hell is it so hard to be vulnerable? This absence […]