The first couple of times I tried to meditate I felt silly and a bit embarrassed (even though no one was around) and I didn't tell anyone I was doing it for absolute ages. I downloaded a few different apps on my phone and I tried them to see what they were like. I lay [...]
You need the normal to appreciate the extraordinary. The extraordinary to appreciate the normal. Travel takes you out of your routine. Out of your zone. Puts you in learning situations. Puts life in your face.
The kids are screaming. There is constant fighting. There are tears. Yours, theirs. You lose it. You scream. Yell. Do your best scary Mama impression. Maybe you grab them. Maybe you smack them. Because it's their fault right? They started it. Your brain works furiously to reassure you in these moments that you did the [...]