“Don't just declutter, de-own.” ― Joshua Becker, Clutterfree with Kids I have fully embraced my journey toward minimalism. There have been peaks and valleys along the way, some weeks I make great progress, some weeks not so much. The latter seems to be true right now. Spring in our home means . . .
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith. ~Henry Ward Beecher Yesterday I received a phone call from the Intake Coordinator at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital: my older son’s application for intake into their Eating Disorder . . .
"Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a different way to stand." - Oprah Winfrey Last week I had a call with an Intake Coordinator at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. I was relieved to find out that Stanford is treating ARFID in . . .
Whatever we do lays a seed in our deepest consciousness, and one day that seed will grow. ~Sakyong Mipham My younger son was upset with me last week as we drove off for a “Mom and Me” outing to Santa Cruz. He was out of school for Ski Week and we had made plans to do something each day leading . . .
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. ~Will Rogers Last week, on the way to a doctor’s appointment, I glanced at my younger son sitting in the front seat, head tilted down, eyes glued to his iPhone. He was wearing his favorite faded black . . .
Get mad, then get over it. ~Colin Powell A few weeks ago, when took my younger son in for neurotherapy, I shared the positive strides we'd seen since he started treatment with Erica, one of the office staff. I had just written "Successful Communication" and was feeling good about the results . . .
Change always comes bearing gifts. ~Price Pritchett Last week, I shared my experience about letting go of my wedding gown (https://coachkarenlynch.com/angel-gown/). After posting the story, I realized that letting go of my dress wasn’t just about helping others; it was also about helping me to . . .
Angels can fly directly into the heart of the matter. ~Author Unknown It’s Monday, and I am still basking in the afterglow of a girl’s weekend. My friend recently moved to Napa and invited me and another friend up for a girl’s weekend. We had the typical plans laid out: fun, laughter, and . . .
How long a minute is, depends on which side of the bathroom door you're on. - Zall's Second Law Note: Recently, I made the decision to share more about my family’s Lyme diagnosis and treatment; part of it is cathartic, and in part to help increase awareness about the impact of Lyme. There are . . .
The pleasure of nostalgia is never without its companion, loneliness. ~Isuna Hasekura My Mom’s birthday was yesterday; it was the third year we didn’t celebrate with her and the day felt a bit empty. January 2017 marked the first birthday without her. I remember thinking that it had been five . . .