Dealing with fear

I heard the best definition of the word 'fear' from a complete stranger. In my early 30's I was working through a host of personal issues that stemmed from growing up in dysfunctional family system. The stranger said, "FEAR. False. Evidence. Appearing. Real.". Whoa! In that moment, all of the fretting, the "shoulds", the procrastination, … Continue reading Dealing with fear

Taking a breath and making time to for beauty

It been a real whirlwind here at Mrs. Mother Dirt's house. I am officially off from work for the next three weeks as I use up my maternity leave (Paid Family Leave). I have been looking forward to this all summer! Even though Labor Day has passed, September crashed in with a heat wave. It … Continue reading Taking a breath and making time to for beauty

The great debate; where do I stand?

I have been ignoring the media for most of the past 2 years. I am not on Facebook enough to know what political controversies are brewing and I was not 'notified' that my personal information was sold/acquired by Cambridge Analytics (yay?). I was taught that you don't talk about your age, income/finances or politics. I … Continue reading The great debate; where do I stand?

Three things I love about this summer and practicing gratitude

Summer time, sweet summer time. It is my favorite season. Maybe it's because I am a summer baby or the fact that summer, like most amazing things, is short-lived. There is a small window of warm weather, fireflies, no school schedules, and peepers that serenade us through the night. The first stage is green and … Continue reading Three things I love about this summer and practicing gratitude