When we are mindful of our struggles, and respond to ourselves with compassion, kindness, and support in times of difficulty, things start to change. We can learn to embrace ourselves and our lives, despite inner and outer imperfections, and provide ourselves with the strength needed to thrive. Liz Gilbert wrote recently that another word for … Continue reading Taking Care…
If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it's not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That's why it's your path. - Joseph Campbell The holidays often hold a mix of nostalgia, expectation, elation and disappointment for me. I want … Continue reading True Belonging
I sat in a counseling session some time ago, working on a relationship that matters a great deal to me, and I asked, “So, I’ve finally set these boundaries, but why do I still feel so angry and resentful?” Can you relate? You’ve done all this work to finally clarify what does and doesn’t work … Continue reading Boundaries of steel?
If we do not transform our pain, we will most assuredly transmit it—usually to those closest to us: our family, our neighbors, our co-workers, and, invariably, the most vulnerable, our children. - Richard Rohr When my husband and I talked about growing our family, one of my biggest fears was that I would pass along … Continue reading Doing the work.
I know my life is better when I work from the assumption that everyone is doing the best they can. - Brené Brown We’ve had an unusual string of colds this year, cycling through our house and group of friends like a small cyclone every few weeks, leaving chapped noses, sleepless nights and evidence of … Continue reading Doing the Best We Can