Within my work as a therapist, I’ve had the privilege of meeting countless incredibly selfless and generous individuals - Givers, all of them. Perhaps it’s because I specialize in treating Anxiety, which tends to align closely Shame and Guilt. Those guys don’t make it easy to invest in one’s self-interest very well (or really, at … Continue reading How Much Do We Deserve?
"Once everyone understands their value, we stop hustling for worthiness and lean into our gifts." - Brene Brown, Dare to Lead American culture emphasizes an "as soon as" mentality. As soon as we lose the last ten pounds, or get the promotion, as soon as we acquire the better house, or the nicer wardrobe, as … Continue reading We are already enough.
"Why? Why do I care? Why do I need to make my bed upon rising? More importantly, how can I just roll with it?" I was texting with my friend on the subject of control. Like most regular adult humans, she's had a lifelong love/hate affair with control - wanting more of it in … Continue reading Is the need for control always a bad thing? (Hint: no. It’s not.)
A thought to take us into 2019 (and beyond): What if we resolve (as we tend to do at this time of year) to move into the next year doing the best that we can, for ourselves and for others and for the planet, and call it a day? We don't need to wrestle … Continue reading In the New Year, resolve to reject the wagon.
I have always had a terrible sense of direction. In childhood and adolescence, I frequently had my head in a book while in the car, and never paid attention to my surroundings. When it came time for me to get my license at age sixteen, I had no idea how to get anywhere. As … Continue reading Focus on your strengths, forgive your weaknesses.