Forget Perfection

I'm starting to feel like someone is spying on me, noticing how hard I can be on myself for falling short in one area or another because targeted messages on the dangers of perfectionism seem to be coming at me from every angle.  It's like when I send emails, search a particular topic on the internet or buy something online, and then suddenly I get Google and Facebook ads related to those exact topics. I hate being watched and monitored so closely. In Church, we talked about perfection and … [Read more...]

Flu Season? I’ve got what you need

Flu season reminds me of my mom's medical advice and remedies. Ever heard of paregoric? Paregoric was the go-to medicine of my childhood. When I called my Mom when Sara was a baby to tell her that Sara had colic and cried nonstop for several hours at a time, she said, "Oh that baby needs paregoric!" Paregoric is a combination of some form of opium mixed with a compound from a camphor tree that is used in insect repellant.  Great stuff for a baby. It was a popular cure-all in the … [Read more...]