As storm after storm blanketed us with foot after foot of snow, As I dumped epsom salts into a hot bath to soothe shovel-sore muscles, As I ordered slightly irregular wool … Continue reading Spring: Lessons in Faith
Songs Without Words by Ann Packer My rating: 4 of 5 stars So many reviewers point to how “depressing” and “boring” this book is. Although I didn’t find it so, … Continue reading Is it Depressing to Read About Depression? Ann Packer’s Songs Without Words
This week I’m feeling depressed and anxious. These are familiar feelings for me. I don’t think this is “postpartum” depression/anxiety even though it starts up 8-10 months after my kids … Continue reading The Real Week 33 Review: On Not Fighting Depression
A few weeks ago, I posted about a study that Ariel Gore wrote about in her book, Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness. For those few of you … Continue reading More Thoughts on Gratitude
In his book The Geography of Bliss, Eric Weiner travels around the world in search of the secrets of happiness. Everywhere he goes, he asks the people he meets if … Continue reading Icelandic Happiness
The past couple of days, I’ve been in a really pissy mood. So has my daughter. I wonder if those are related somehow. At any rate, I realize that when … Continue reading What’s my Goal Again?