If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. ~Buddhist Saying This week marks my older son’s sixth week of therapy for Avoidant/t/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) at LPCH at Stanford and a . . .
To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ~Buddha I felt like bursting into tears during Pilates class this morning as I struggled through lunges and planks on the reformer. The joints in my knees, wrists, and hips were achy and . . .
“Paperwork would be so bad if it weren’t for all the paper. And the work” – Darynda Jones Last month while I was waiting for my younger son to finish his neurotherapy session, one of the office staff noticed me sitting in the reception area writing out insurance claim forms; I rolled my eyes and . . .
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath. ~Eckhart Tolle This year, my husband and I chose to spend Easter hiking with our boys at one of my favorite local hiking spots: Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve. The park had been blessed with a wonderful super bloom this year and I . . .
“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 . . .
When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time." ~Author Unknown Three weeks ago, I received an email invitation from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford: YCHU Lecture: How the Other Half Eats: Sensitive, Fearful and Low Appetite Problems in Youths. I scanned over . . .
The appearance of a disease is swift as an arrow; its disappearance slow, like a thread. ~Chinese Proverb I’ve had a cold for the past few days, and while it’s a bit uncomfortable, I am glad it’s just a cold. I never seemed to get a cold, instead, I suffered from chronic sinus infections. It . . .
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. ~Theodore Roosevelt Over the past few months, I’ve been sharing some stories about the Lyme diagnosis my sons and I received a year ago. My writing reflects my personal experience and my honest feeling about our treatment since our diagnosis: . . .
Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light. ~Norman B. Rice Over the past few days, the early morning temperature has been hovering in the mid-‘30s; I don’t like these low temperatures and the feeling of being cold from head to toe. I’ve always . . .
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 . . .