It's Not Luck

It’s Not Luck

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  “You’re so lucky to be home with your kids.” “We’re not all lucky enough to be able to homeschool.” It’s not luck that allows me to live the life I do. It’s a series of intentional choices and sacrifices. No one has ever said to me, “You’re so lucky to be a therapist,” because no one attributes that to luck. I’ve heard, “You have such admirable drive and commitment,” and “Your passion and skill has really changed lives,” and “Your sacrifices have been well worth it.” But never, “You’re so lucky to be doing this.” Let me explicitly state […]

Change is on the Horizon

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There wasn’t any singular moment when I decided to give the traditional American dream the middle finger. I think it was more of a gradual evolution. I suppose that evolution was sparked when I was reborn as a mother. Natural birth, full term breastfeeding in public, babywearing, co-sleeping, and gentle parenting were gateway drugs. Once you take the red pill, you gain a new, outside perspective that you can’t unknow and unsee. When you shift your mind to making well-researched, conscious life choices contrary to the herd of sheeple, there’s no going back. This led to entrepreneurship. Once I had stepped off the well […]