We kind of land wherever we land in this life, and it doesn’t always make a great deal of sense. We are born to certain people, in particular neighborhoods, in cities or suburbs, into cultures and value and religious systems, and we don’t really get a whole lot of say in the matter. We just … Continue reading Black Sheep: When our people are not Our People.
I am on the first vacation I’ve taken since last summer, and it is well worth the wait. I am looking at palm trees, hearing birds and a lovely wind chime, and watching scuttling lizards. I am with people that I love and trust deeply, with whom I can wholly be myself. I am taking … Continue reading On Listening To Ourselves, And Making Room To Play.
Not very many years ago at all, I found myself at a crossroads. I was working at a job that was highly fulfilling and meaningful, but also grueling, exhausting, and crisis-oriented. I wanted badly to continue doing important work, but found my own health and self-care failing as I tried to keep up. If I … Continue reading Pick Yourself! On Attending To Your Own Self-Care First .
Communication in relationships can become strained in the face of arguments and disagreements. Because all healthy relationships contain conflict, it’s important to be aware of the signs that communication patterns have become unhealthy. Here’s four red flags to be on the lookout for to be sure that your communication patterns remain useful, respectful, and positive: … Continue reading When communication is unhealthy: Four red flag behaviors.
Hello all! I'm so excited that one of my favorite books (that I recommend to ALL of my clients), Shrill, has been made into a TV series on Hulu. And not just a TV series - a funny, well-casted, very smart, rather groundbreaking series. I've written about Shrill before. I love the book because I think … Continue reading Shrill is a TV show! Why everybody should watch it.