How Trying to Feel Better is Actually Making You Feel Worse

“I shouldn’t feel this way,”  I silently told myself.   “I should really be more grateful. Look at all the stuff I have to be grateful for! What’s wrong with me? Ok… ok… ok… what do I need to do to feel more grateful?” THIS is the conversation loop that swirls through my head when […]

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What I Do When I Need to Know Everything is Going to Be OK

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In some ways we all have a childhood we are recovering from.  Many of us have grown up in a simultaneously complicated yet loving, uncertain but supportive family environment.  As a result we come to many erroneous conclusions about who we are, what the world is, and what is required from us to be OK, […]

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Having It “All Together” Made Me Feel Like I was Falling Apart

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  For decades I have felt the overwhelming pressure to “have it all together” in life. Consciously: I thought I was being a good, hard working, responsible girl. I was doing what I was supposed to do. Subconsciously: I’ve been carrying a 550 lb boulder of “hurry up and get there” on my shoulders. You […]

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Will Something Else Make Me Happy? (I Just Want to Be Home!)

What Does Home Mean to You?

Jose and I have been searching for a home for our small family. In full transparency and vulnerability, I have been very frustrated, confused, and generally discouraged by our findings. We went out (yet again) to drive around a few neighborhoods we imagined would be the right mix of family friendly +  lifestyle components that […]

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How “Being Selfish” Would Have Saved Me from a Car Accident

How “Being Selfish” Would Have Saved Me From a Car Accident

I was in a car accident. And I’m fine. It wasn’t a bad accident. I bumped the gentleman in front of me and, oddly enough, he didn’t want to exchange insurance information because there was barely any damage to his car. I, on the other hand, needed $2,700 worth of repairs. It wasn’t just a […]

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Life is hard. The truth is simple. (How a Piece of Me Died in 2018)

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2018 was a groundbreaking and weird year. It was in February that I started feeling “off”. Life was not easily falling into place . . . life was not in flow. I was doing all of the “right things”: I was living life the way I “successfully” had in the past; applying a similar formula […]

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6 Ways To Mindfully Control Anxiety

Life is full and it moves fast. No matter who you are, I’d venture to guess that statement is true for you. Sometimes that fast-paced fullness can feel exhilarating — even fun! — but on a consistent basis, it feels more like stress. And that stress can cause some pretty intense and challenging emotions like […]

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A 5 Step Plan for Taking Control of Your Life

Plan for Taking Control of Your Life

Leadership skills are highly valued in our fast-paced, hustling culture. We look up to, emulate, and follow the advice of well-respected people who work hard, make tough decisions, and lead by example. But it’s not just organizations that need solid leaders. The most powerful place from which to lead is actually your own life. When’s […]

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3 Simple Spiritual Exercises for a Healthy, Conscious Life

3 simple spiritual exercises for a healthy, conscious life

What is a spiritual practice? It’s an opportunity to connect and commune with yourself and with whatever force (whether you call it God, the Universe, Spirit, or the pages of your journal) guides your life. Many have a spiritual practice without even realizing they do, and for good reason. There’s so much beauty in a […]

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