December 16, 2019

Being responsible is good, right?

I was raised to believe that being responsible was a pretty important quality to possess—and likely you were, too— but fear is a clever bastard and can take something that we perceive as “good” and use it to keep us stuck in old p...

March 11, 2019

The famed psychologist and scholar, Abraham Maslow, once said:

"One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again."

I'm really experiencing the truth of these words right now. Gr...

February 25, 2019

When I moved my private therapy practice from the Seattle-area to southern Oregon last year, I decided it was a good time to extricate myself from the constraints of being an insurance-based provider.

This was something I had wanted to do for a long time, but I was scar...

December 11, 2017

‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving and I was out with a friend enjoying bacon-wrapped figs, red wine, and (why not!) a little Jameson on the side.  (Kiss me, I'm Irish!)

After the whiskey had begun taking effect, Dear Friend popped the question, "do you want to do Cros...

November 20, 2017

Sometimes we are willing to accept things that we know are wrong because we believe it is the 'way of the world' and we are powerless against a force so large.

In response to the allegations against Harvey Weinstein and others, and the whole “Me Too” campaign, I have se...

January 23, 2017

Glennon Doyle Melton’s book Love Warrior has had a profound effect on me. 

It’s been a while since I’ve felt so emotionally moved by someone’s words.  And now that I’ve finished the book, I want to go back and sort and sift and pull out some of the major gems embedded i...

January 10, 2017

In September I booked a professional photoshoot—something I had never done before, so I was super excited.  As a part of the package I would be getting my make-up done by a professional make-up artist which seemed like a really good idea since make-up is not really my...

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