Pennies, Butterflies, and Sourdough

Things in Erin's Head    I decided TODAY. Spun the GIANT wheel in my brain (think the Price is Right), tick, tick, tick, and it landed on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. That * Is * The * Day That is the day doors to The Caregiver's Carabiner will OPEN. The day of our...

The Twisted Heart of Grief

Things in Erin's Head    When we talk about feelings, we resort to the Big Five: Happy, Sad, Angry, Scared, and Disgust (which were magically depicted in Pixar's animated flick Inside Out). But there's a LOT more.  More feelings, more COMBINATIONS of feelings...

Cottonmouth

Things in Erin's Head    I woke up last week with the worst case of cottonmouth. (And alas - it wasn't because I was doing anything illicit, or shady, or fun... haha).  I was slowly waking to the sounds of my neighborhood mockingbird. My eyes were still closed,...

Happy New Year!

Things in Erin's Head    I had a conversation with my bestie in December when I did not send Christmas cards. I told her, "I'm going to send New Years cards in, like... April or something," and she laughed and said, :"Yes! Happy Spring!" But I was like, "Nope -...

Wednesdays are for Celebrating

Things in Erin's Head    Today is my grandpa's 97th birthday.  NINETY-SEVEN! Grandpa is the man who taught me how to bait a hook (I smile at the thought of him being brave enough to bring a five year old girl fishing - just the two of them). He's the man who...

Politics, Religion, and THIS

Things in Erin's Head    There are a few hotly debated topics in this world. Politics and religion are the ones we are taught to avoid both at the Thanksgiving dinner table and in group settings pretty much everywhere. And there are a few others. Does the toilet...

Where Did Everybody Go?

Things in Erin's Head    UPDATE: You'll be pleased to know that I've mostly stopped crying, dear readers. I appreciate all of the points of contact I received, too. I got check-in messages that ranged from, "I'm here if you need to talk," to "GIRL, I am worried...

F*(K Nature

Things in Erin's Head    I'm learning that whenever I get nervous about sending a newsletter it is probably going to be a good one. Subscribers like you have told me they appreciate this little window into my life and today I'm throwing open the sashes, flinging...

Three Ways to Show the Love

Things in Erin's Head    It's the day of LOVE. Romantic love. Family love. Sleepy, fur-baby love... and CAREGIVER love. I was a featured guest on the Navigating Cancer Together podcast. The host Talaya is a cancer doula and patient advocate and she has this...