(Right. You'd think I could have thought to write this one already. Like, last fall, when I was writing "something" every day for my own mental health.) May, as you've likely already seen or heard, is Mental Health Awareness Month. You've likely already seen or heard about it because, thanks to the pandemic, mental health … Continue reading Something about mental health.
I made school lunch for the last time, ever. "This is the last time I'm ever going to make lunch for you to take to school," I said to my daughter, as I folded a chicken and rice burrito and wrapped it up tight. "You're free!" she whooped. "Aren't you glad?" Seven years ago, I … Continue reading Something about that list from the working mother battlefield.
Written while wearing my Kindred Place hat., with help from some of my terrific team members A version of this piece was originally published on StoryBoard Memphis and on LinkedIn. At the start of the year, The New York Times asked a question that seems still to be on everyone’s mind: Why, exactly, is everyone … Continue reading Something about healthy connections.
This first part is a repeat, of sorts, because Easter seems a good time to check in on a few things, irrespective of faith tradition/practice (or lack thereof). The checking-in is the important part; the repeat is just for context. Janus (as I wrote, back in January) is the Roman god of beginnings, transitions, doorways, … Continue reading Something about fresh starts and well-being.
For when you’re about to embark on work that might be challenging. For when you’re feeling out of sorts. For when you were interrupted in the middle of something enjoyable (or important), and you need to recalibrate. For when you want to set the tone for the day ahead. For when you’re trying to wind … Continue reading Something about a mantra.
As I've written before, I've been working with an executive coach for several years. Our work together and the relationship that has grown through that work, continue to bring brightness, clarity, calm, wonder, and warmth to my work at Kindred Place and more broadly in my life. It was through this work that I decided … Continue reading Something about flow.
In 2016 the Centers for Disease Control released a technical package/toolkit for preventing child abuse and neglect. If you missed that bit of news, back in 2016, as I did, it's probably because 2016 was, in the lightest and most polite description, a crazy year. I'll go on a limb here and suggest something that … Continue reading Something about children.
Brief, sincere, and tactful. If you remember nothing else from what follows, below, then just remember these three words and you'll do fine. One of the things I've learned from having a small stationery business is that people often are reluctant to write notes because they don't know what to write, or how to express … Continue reading Something about writing condolence notes.