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Covid-19: Will We Learn to Love Thy Neighbour?

As a child I felt a strong pull to spirituality but was raised atheist and therefore thought these longings to be silly, potentially even simple-minded. But now, as an adult woman and mother navigating the turbulence of life, I see the immeasurable value of these...

The Day After – Living with PMDD

The day after the PMDD I wake, and once the fog of my meds lifts, I have a bit of a spring in my step. I get out of bed with some energy, a hint of excitement even. It’s funny, because the feeling doesn’t feel familiar. It feels foreign. Two weeks have passed since...

Sola: To be female and alone

It’s quiet. They’re gone. It’s just me, a glass of pinot grigio and my laptop. I do love my kids, so very much. And yes, I often miss them when they aren’t here. But also, I so very much love my time alone. I love the quiet. No interruptions. Following my own rhythm...

Thoughts on Rest & Intimidating Women

Yesterday was a hard day. I muddled through the morning well enough, no yelling to get the boys out of the house early for my oldest son’s piano lesson before school. I had hoped to then be able to walk my other boy the 5 blocks to kindergarten but I got pulled back...

When Being Premenstrual DOES Make You Crazy

I’d feel really good for awhile... go to yoga, cook healthy meals, enjoy my family. I’d think “Ya, I got this. As long as I take really good care of myself, I won’t get depressed. I’m doing what the world tells me to do: exercise, eat well, be with those you love, be...

Writing For Fun. Writing For Me.

Sometimes we speak truths that we only know once we hear the words leave our lips. It was one of those moments. The other day, on the back couch in the late afternoon sun. A warm support on the other end of the phone. “I want to blog and I want it to be fun!” Woomph....

(Mis)Stepping Into Vulnerability

Too many days on the couch. Too many Netflix episodes watched (thank you, Jane The Virgin). Too many moments spent feeling sorry for myself. Too many hours thinking I should be more productive. Week after week. It’s been just over five weeks since I fell, missing a...

I Need Not Be Perfect To Be Loved (Nor Do You)

It’s another stunning sunset on Playa Jaco. The sky transforms from crystal clear blue to vibrant red, orange and pink… My sweetie and our youngest play in the sand, digging holes and filling the plastic dump truck until it overflows… I’m sitting a few feet away on a...

Finding Our Way in Costa Rica

  I’m taking a break from writing my blog posts so that I can focus on writing my book but I really wanted to share with you my adventures in Costa Rica with my family this month. I’ve been travelling to Costa Rica since I was 14 after my father moved here and...

Welcome!

I’m Parrish Wilson and I use this space to share pieces on mental health, motherhood, faith, love and smashing the patriarchy.

September 2020 I start a Masters degree in Counseling & Spirituality so that will surely lead to many interesting things to say…