What do you think of when you read the word “compassion?”
Maybe you think of some generous heart taking care of people in Calcutta, or some foreign aid mission. Or maybe you think of someone donating their time at a soup kitchen, or volunteering their time at a seniors’ care facility. Maybe you think of holding the door for the person behind you or giving up your seat on the train for someone who needs it. The majority of the time when we think of the word compassion we think of people doing something to help others.
The truth is, the foundation of all positive interaction between ourselves and other beings is rooted in compassion.Read More
I must admit, there are days when functioning like a normal human being seems extremely difficult.
I’ll wake up in the morning and not feel quite like myself. Sometimes, I don’t want to get out of bed, get dressed, or even communicate with another human being in person. This could simply be because I woke up feeling down, my self-esteem is on the low side that morning, or I am just not feeling up to the day. On these days, I find that it is important to encourage myself to get up, be productive, and accomplish whatever goals that I have.Read More
“A dream is a wish your heart makes.”
I know you just sang that in your mind, didn’t you? I love this song so much. Cinderella was one of my favorite movies to watch with my daughter when she was a little girl. It set the stage for teaching her to reach for her dreams. It taught the little girl in me to believe in impossible dreams. Yet, I have come to realize that a wish can remain just that. There are necessary steps we need to take in order for a dream to become a reality.Read More
Are you currently in the middle of your story?
Maybe you’re trying to lose weight, find peace with your inner-dialogue, start your very own business, get pregnant, stop constantly comparing your journey to another, get out of debt, overcome an addiction, ditch shame, cultivate radical body confidence, or fall in love. Is that you? I know how uncomfortable transition and incomplete stories can feel, especially in our digital era where completion is praised every single day.Read More
On any given day you can find me sitting in my blue leather chair while someone sits on my cozy blue couch.
I make sure the Kleenex box is always replenished and I have a soft blue blanket that holds many a snotty tear. No, I am not a weird human with an affixation to the color blue, I am a counselor. I consider it to be the greatest honor to hold stories, space and hope for women as they walk the courageous journey back towards their truest, most authentic selves.Read More
How many times have you worked really hard, put all of your strength into a project, situation, effort or another person only to feel unappreciated?
The feeling of being unnoticed for your efforts or for your time can be discouraging. A giving person puts her time, emotions, energy, spirit, mind, and body into those she loves or into that for which she is passionate. Unfortunately, all of her energy, time, emotions, and so forth are often not reciprocated. So how does one find the energy to continue giving when faced with the feelings of being unappreciated?Read More