On Compassion For Perpetrators

  CONTENT WARNING: This post deals with discussion of sexual assault, stalking, and harassment.    I think about compassion within the framework of abuse and racism a lot.  If we choose to live our lives with the core values of love and justice and community then we do so with the intention of providing everyone […]

Perpetual Motion

I’ve been struggling to get Bug an ADHD diagnosis. I think his pediatrician is one of those old school types. She’s previously told me that he needs more discipline. I’m not sure where she got the idea that I don’t run a tight ship. My kids are respectful, and we have rules and boundaries in […]

Share The Love (Even With Yourself)

I spend a lot of time worrying if I’m kind enough. I always want to be the person who responds to a situation with compassion and empathy. And sometimes that backfires. Sometimes people take advantage of that empathy and compassion. One of the hardest things I’ve had to learn is to share that empathy and […]