Seven Steps to Sane Social Media

Contributed to New Orleans Mom

I agree that social media should not be all-consuming, nor should it actively influence how I feel when I’m not “plugged in.” So I dug deep into my therapy toolkit and set boundaries that keep me from going down rabbit holes or getting lost in the comments. Here are my top seven.

Life is Changing, But so are You

Contributed to New Orleans Mom

The you of today is not the same “pre-quarantine” you. This new you is resilient. Capable. Strong. Even in the face of darkness, even if you think you are screwing up, you are getting up and going again. You are facing every day because there is no choice. It’s not exactly a hopeful message, but it’s an accurate one.

I Wish I Could Hug You Right Now

Contributed to New Orleans Mom

It’s getting a bit tense. I saw you in yoga this morning, brows furrowed even as you reluctantly allowed yourself an hour of peace. I passed you in the grocery with your shoulders near to your ears, chewing on your lip because you can’t touch your face. I got your text, and what it said, and more importantly what it didn’t say, what was in between the words.