Anxiety, Baby Redmond, bébé, Family, Mental Health

Some food for thought

The Narcissistic Family Tree

Why Shaming Doesn’t Work

Shame Resilience Theory

Brene Brown: listening to shame

The Power of Vulnerability 

Five science backed strategies to build resilience

Building Resilience in Children


Anxiety, bébé, Portland OR

13 days into February

It has been sunny here in Oregon. Cold but sunny. This burst of golden light has helped my mood. I always forget how much the dark and dreary weather affects me. All is not sunshine and roses in my life, but I feel like I can breathe. Anxiety and depression are hard to deal with. They lie to you; one about the future and the other about the past. Neither allows you to be in the present. Neither allows you to stop and smell the roses. Or giraffes as the case may be. Let’s take lessons from bébé and stop and smell the giraffe.


Anxiety, bébé, Cleaning, Life, Mental Health

Clean house Clean mind

I’m coming around to this idea of deep cleaning in the new year.  I love it.  I’m not sure why it never occurred to me before.  I mean I love fresh starts.  I love having a clean organized house.  It makes me feel calm and relaxed when things are put away and everything is clean.  This battles with my anxiety and depression that keeps me laying curled up on the couch.  I sometimes have a panic attack and need to clean before everything feels okay again.   This all being said is a long way to say we cleaned our carpets today.

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