In her Blissdom conference talk called Do Less as a Life Strategy, my co-author and Wonder Twin Christine Koh said something that hit me right between the eyes:
When you get rid of the things you don’t love, there’s more room for the things you do.
A hush fell over the room as the statement hung in the air — followed by a collective WHOOSH of recognition. Heads nodded wildly as 150 people took in this essential truth.
You need to care for yourself most when you feel least able to. These are the six steps I took to build self-care into my life. You can do it, too, starting now.
I can’t think inside my house. Am I alone in this? Does anyone else feel their cognitive ability leak out of their ears the moment they cross the threshold? When I walk through the door I’m immediately assaulted by a rush of unrelated details clamoring for my attention. DISHES! CRAP TO TAKE TO GOODWILL! MAIL TO OPEN! DINNER TO BE COOKED! It’s like my house is surrounded by a brain-disruption field. I want to turn around and run away. […]
I found myself watching a video of Steve Jobs’s commencement speech to Stanford University’s graduating class of 2005. I imagine few in his fresh-faced audience heard what I did…wise parenting advice.
In honor of our 18th year, I humbly offer five things I’ve learned so far about marriage.
If I know my kid best, why so often do I feel unsure about my parenting choices?