Category Archives: Out of My Head

Space.

A few months ago, for this week, I scheduled Owen for a goalie camp with his soccer club. They have a number of camps in different locations all summer, but this one was perfect – in the same town as … Continue reading

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Life Tetris – Travel Edition.

Two nights ago, I completely lost my shit on Owen after a long day of juggling my schedule to make his day work, yet getting nothing but defiance and attitude from him. I screamed so loudly that my throat hurt … Continue reading

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Body Language.

People who didn’t know me before running and triathlon often assume that I have no issues with weight or body image. Often someone will be talking about putting on weight, then say to me, You don’t have this issue, though … Continue reading

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A Vacation Day.

I love my kid SO much, but the summers are hard for us: we really seem to struggle, relationship-wise. We fight a lot. A LOT. He wants no rules or boundaries around his computer use, for example, and we are … Continue reading

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Gamer Kid.

Owen really, really, REALLY likes video games. He went through a massive Minecraft phase a while ago, which I justified was okay because it was actually teaching him life skills and he was creating things, and, in survival mode, was … Continue reading

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#MicroblogMondays: Snow Days.

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ********** Old Man Winter decided to show up last week, in the form of what feels like nonstop snow since last … Continue reading

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Saturation and Self-Care.

sat·u·ra·tion saCHəˈrāSH(ə)n/ noun the state or process that occurs when no more of something can be absorbed, combined with, or added. the degree or extent to which something is dissolved or absorbed compared with the maximum possible, usually expressed as … Continue reading

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The Not Enough Demons. (Or: Why I Need Hope.)

I woke up Not Enough this morning. Well, maybe it’s truer to say that I went to bed Not Enough last night. Sleep doesn’t erase Not Enough; instead it seems to amplify it. And so I woke up this morning, … Continue reading

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When Being Good at Life Tetris Isn’t Always a Good Thing.

One of my intentions this year is to be more mindful of where I spend my time and energy. When I started this, I assumed that I’d have to give up most forms of social media, because maybe I was … Continue reading

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#MicroblogMondays: Make America Kind Again.

(Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.) ********** I’m really scared about this election – in a way I haven’t been ever before.  I’ve been struggling to find … Continue reading

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