Guest Bloggers

Uneasy? You’re not alone.

Today’s Guest Blogger Lara Zielin:       I often have the feeling I’m in trouble.        It’s this pervasive unease, like I’m doing something wrong.       The problem is, I don’t know WHAT I’m doing wrong. Which means that if or when I get in trouble, it’s going to be a terrible surprise.        Because of this, I have my antennae up all day, scanning, looking, wondering what I could be doing that’s awful. I mind my P’s and Q’s and I try so hard to do everything right. I try to stay busy.       I try to be so, so good.        But some part of me knows it won’t be enough. Trouble is still a-comin’.        Which means by the time I get to the end of the day, there is this exhausted part of me that is BEYOND…

Guest Bloggers

Rachel Macy Stafford: Live Love Now

I recently started following Rachel Macy Stafford’s blog, “Hands Free Mama.”   If you are looking for wise words about life, I recommend “Hands Free Mama.” An excerpt from Rachel’s February 29 blog post: I can’t quite forget the publisher’s words: “We love the concept of the book, but the title needs work.” The title that encompassed the message of hope contained inside the book was rejected. Rejected. It is a harsh word, but it is the truth.  Suddenly, it comes to me; I will take the most powerful word of my rejected three-word title and I will write it on every blank slate in front of me.   Through tears of determination, I see a pattern:   Write your fears on green notes.  Write your triumphs on pink slips. Write your rejections on blank slates.  Put the notes in a jar. The question I asked young people at the end of my classroom…