November 19, 2019

We have a lot of control over the way in which we age. Aging well doesn't necessarily mean looking younger than our chronological age, but it often means challenging the cultural norms about what it means to be a certain age.

I find many of the stereotypes that exist in...

November 26, 2018

Good girls don't grow into good women. They grow into resentful ones. Why? Because at some point it just gets old to stifle yourself as completely as always being good requires. 

Eventually, good girls (and the good boys out there) get angry.

I was raised to be a good gi...

November 19, 2018

So today I was sitting and watching a live webinar on showing up with total transparency in your business and in the middle of the presentation the presenter lit up a cigarette and kept right on presenting.

I was shocked. I was charmed.

You may think, "Charmed, really? M...

October 16, 2017

When I was a sophomore in college, I was at a movie night hosted by our apartment complex with some roommates and a bunch of other students.  I was sitting in a chair wearing a long, just-below-calf length, red skirt and a guy I barely knew who was sitting on the floor...

September 12, 2017

A couple of weeks ago I posted about the shadow side that has come sharply into the light on a national and global scale (you can read about it here).  Today I want to share a little of my own shadow story.

I am a recovering good girl.  

No, more accurately, I am a recov...

August 28, 2017

As a therapist, I mainly work with those who want to improve themselves and their quality of life.  This is, imho, incredibly meaningful and rewarding work.  Grateful, I am.

Although I am deeply connected to my clients, I am usually not working through the same iss...

August 7, 2017

I’m reading James Altucher’s book Reinvent Yourself and thoroughly enjoying it.  In his interview with author Judy Blume* (y’all remember Judy Blume, right?), Altucher talks about how Blume’s “normal” life—marriage, kids, suburbs, picket fence—started making her sick....

May 22, 2017

I know I’ve been talking a lot lately about shifting your negative thinking patterns…I just think it’s so important that we become aware of the thoughts that bring us down because we do have the power to change them.

I mean, why suffer due to something that is only happ...

May 15, 2017

I was pretty much oblivious to the idea of having any control over my thinking until I was about 35 years old.  I really just drifted through my twenties.  I was successful at what I did, but I also just did whatever happened to fall into my lap.

Gradually, my lack...

March 20, 2017

I am a recovering sorry-sayer…

For much of my life I have over-used the phrase “I’m sorry”.  I’ve been sorry for the traffic, the weather, the meal you ordered at a restaurant, the haircut you got that went awry, whatever; if you weren’t happy with the world I was very,...

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