What is the why?

If you have not read Start with Why by Simon Sinek, I highly recommend.   To be honest, anything by Simon Sinek is totally worth your time, but this is the one I am currently reading.  He discusses it with much more grace, but the general idea is that if you…

Why do we even feel shame?

If you know me, you know that I think Brene Brown is a freaking genius.  I hold that opinion for many reasons, but a big one is because of how she defines shame because I think it is so on point.  She says, “Shame is the intensely painful feeling or…

Self-Care is not selfish…..it is #selfful.

In my line of work, I spend a lot of time talking to people about self-care.  In my mind, self-care is really about anything that you are doing that nurtures your relationship with yourself. I find that it falls into one of four categories: Things we do that send a…

I choose people

I have been doing a lot of thinking about the idea of structured disengagement with regards to technology.  What I mean when I say that is actually making the choice to engage in my relationships without technology.  For example, when you walk into a restaurant with a group of friends…

You are so enough, it is ridiculous

Shame is such an interesting emotion.  I don’t know about the rest of you, but I often find myself lost in it.  It doesn’t necessarily matter what I am doing, it just happens out of nowhere that I have this intense feeling of not being enough for whatever I am…

We are always a work in progress

So, I have been training for a half marathon.  I am still not sure exactly what motivates me for this goal, but I am doing it.  I have been working fairly diligently since the beginning of the year and I am not a runner, so it has been slow going. …

Conversations with myself

I believe that communication is the cornerstone of any healthy and functional relationship.  In relationships that I am not able to share openly and honestly or give and receive challenges to thoughts in an effective way, I truly don’t feel like I can be my whole authentic self.  This is…

The Emotional Experience

We experience emotion in 4 ways.  Whenever we are having an emotional reaction to something, we feel physical sensations in our body, we have thoughts that come up, we do particular actions and we use our words to describe what is going on.  It does not matter which emotion we…

Where is my phone?

Human beings are wired for connection,  My honest belief is that the reason we exist is to connect with other people.  I have just returned from a delightful little jaunt to a neighboring state to spend some time with a close friend that I have known since college, her amazing…

A New Normal

My story was pretty boring until a few years ago.  I lived life exactly the way that I was supposed to live it.  I did well in school, I participated in sports and clubs, I sung in the church choir (not well), was actively involved in youth group, I went…

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