Perfectly good reasons

We need vast oceans of self-compassion as we begin any exploration of thriving in our oh-so busy world. Because if we don’t start from deep non-judgment and compassion, we are yet again telling ourselves there’s something wrong with us. There are perfectly good reasons why we often end up feeling overwhelmed, unable to catch up, […]

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Finding our way out

Unable to breathe, choking and gasping, I woke up from a sound sleep, my heart racing, knowing I was about to die. I managed to nudge my honey and let him know I was pretty sure I was dying. I didn’t know why or how or what was going on – just that my heart […]

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Running on Empty

When was the last time you felt the deep peace that comes from knowing that everything is taken care of, that you can let go and relax because your work is complete? When was the last time you could let your brain and body just wander, without thought of the next task or worry over […]

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Failing into Success

Everyone I know is terrified of failure. We’ve been raised with “failure is not an option,” and besides, we want to achieve and do a good job in as many ways as we can. We want to be seen and recognized for our best. So whenever I work with my clients – either individuals or […]

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Lies that kill the spirit

I lie all the time. Yeah, well don’t be so quick to judge me because I know you lie all the time, too. I’ve never met a woman who didn’t lie – to herself – on a regular basis. And I know men have their lie repertoire as well. No, we’re not all manipulative, deceptive, […]

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The Inner Critic is a Devious ET Plot!

Crazy idea, isn’t it, to even play with the possibility that the inner critic, that nasty judging voice we all have, is some kind of nefarious plot by extraterrestrials to sabotage humans? Well, call me crazy. By whatever name – alien menace, inner critic, saboteur, predator that devours our dreams, the gremlin, resistance, the judge […]

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If only

Sometimes what we want most in the world is for another person to change. If only she would see my side… If only he would talk to me… If only the boss would do things my way… If only my mother would love me more… If only I were queen of the known universe and […]

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Season of wanting

Maybe it’s because of the frigid temps and the long dark nights. Or it could be due to the expectations that the fresh start of the New Year stirs up. Maybe it’s the aftermath of the frenetic energy of the holidays. I’m certainly noticing my conflicting inner drives of “slow down and breathe” clashing with […]

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Backing away from the edge

At this very moment I am in grave danger – and I know that I am not the only one in this precarious position. No, my purse has not been stolen while I was abroad and you do not have to send me money to get home. I am in the middle of attempting to […]

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What dies inside

I’ve been told I had an imaginary friend as a child. With all my heart I wish I could see her now, could remember my way to sensing her again. Like the dutiful eldest daughter I have always been, I grew up well behaved, I grew into a straight A+ student, physics major, accomplished business […]

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