This Blog Is Not Abandoned

This Blog Is Not Abandoned

When I see an abandoned blog it makes me sad. I guess because that’s how I feel when I abandon my own. I have more “retired” blogs than I can remember well enough to list, but I never wanted PlentyWoman to be one of them.…

Row With the Flow of the River: Guided Meditation (9 Minutes)

Row With the Flow of the River: Guided Meditation (9 Minutes)

In this 9-minute guided meditation, you begin at the edge of a river — the water is peaceful, a slow steady flow. Use the recording or, if you’re leading a meditation, you may want to read it yourself (see transcript below). Row With the Flow of…

Odd Woman Out at the BlogHer Conference: Worry Journal Exercise

Odd Woman Out at the BlogHer Conference: Worry Journal Exercise

A few months ago a friend was telling me about a conference she was going to for work. “I love conferences,” I told her. That’s a strange thing for me to say, I thought, because I don’t go to conferences. I do vaguely remember an…

How Do You Know When to End an Anxiety-Inducing Friendship?

How Do You Know When to End an Anxiety-Inducing Friendship?

My fiancé, Andy, was very sick last year. It was scary, and stressful, and I needed moral support I didn’t know how to ask for. The best I could do was be honest with my family and friends about how things were going, but only…

The Fire Is Yours: Guided Meditation (5 Minutes)

The Fire Is Yours: Guided Meditation (5 Minutes)

In this 5-minute guided meditation, you begin at a warm campfire in peaceful spot in the woods. Use the recording or, if you’re leading a meditation, you read it yourself using the transcript below. The Fire Is Yours Close your eyes. Really settle into this…

I Don’t Make Honest Choices: Worry Journal Exercise

I Don’t Make Honest Choices: Worry Journal Exercise

If I want to feel like what I’m doing is important (which I clearly do) I have to be honest with myself about what’s important to me. The question is, can I make honest choices accordingly? Situation / Trigger Agreeing to do something I don’t really…