Surfacing

As I finish writing in the last couple of blank pages of a lake journal I started in 2015, I find myself deep in contemplation this morning about how much has changed. About how much has stayed the same. About how I have made so much progress, and no progress at all. This journal is… Continue reading Surfacing

The Hardest Words (Part 2): No

I have always had a hard time saying "No". While I'm no pushover, I definitely don't like disappointing people. The trouble is while I might not disappoint others, I disappoint myself in the process. After a year-long rumble with myself, I made the decision to hire someone to clean my house. This seemingly small decision… Continue reading The Hardest Words (Part 2): No

The Freedom of Permission

It isn't that I hadn't noticed that my pajama pants were tattered. It was hard not to notice, I just couldn't bring myself to throw them away. Giving ourselves permission to do what we know needs to be done gives us freedom. And a lesson.

Practicing Boundaries, or Putting Up Walls?

The way we protect our hearts, however, manifest in two distinct ways: We either put up walls, or we create boundaries. Walls are impermeable - nothing in, nothing out. Boundaries operate differently.

Becoming More Myself

It's always funny how the Universe rewards me when I take time to slow down. Thoughts flow freely and I settle into a different, more in-touch version of myself. It's a gift. I usually devour books on vacation, and this vacation has been no different. The raw truth and authenticity that Alicia Keys has gifted… Continue reading Becoming More Myself

The In-Between

There's a tender space in the in-between where what was and what is yet to come gives way to what is. It's a pensive space of acknowledgement and gratitude for seeing how all life events line up for our greatest good and how bittersweet endings are disguised as new beginnings. A space where today has… Continue reading The In-Between

Resentment

According to Brené Brown, the number one reason people feel resentful is lack of holding boundaries.  This is a reminder to practice good boundaries this holiday season.  We will all be bombarded with advertising promising a joyful season if we have the latest, greatest toys, appliances, fashion, technology. I invite you to remember that going… Continue reading Resentment

White Flags, Connection and Self-Compassion

Lately, it feels as if there is some cosmic upheaval in the universe.  Just as so many of my friends, family and colleagues have been in struggle, I am not immune.  Ugh, vulnerability sucks, right?  No one wants to FEEL all the vulnerable things in life; we want certainty and guarantees.  At least I do. … Continue reading White Flags, Connection and Self-Compassion