In my mind, I’m the chick in the Athleta catalog with the easy smile and spontaneous spirit, my dog and surf board and straw hat beside me in the Jeep as we head from the beach to the mountains on our next adventure. I try to relax and get closer to her everyday — and it’s working. With each day’s breath, I feel more at ease in my own skin, believing more firmly than ever that anything is possible, that I can be whoever I desire if I set my mind to it.
And you — who do YOU want to be today? Tear off the labels others slap on you and let go of the expectations of what they think you should be doing. Your future is in your hands. You shape your reality. You are not stuck!
May 31, 2023
What If You Are the Example?
A few years ago, when I’d reached the point in the book development process when it was time to match epigraphs to chapters, I was thrilled. Every writer’s dream, right?! Yes, I was thrilled… but also overwhelmed. With so many great lines from books that had absolutely changed my life,…
When thoughts and feelings demand to be heard, unpacked, and nurtured, my go to is a hot date with my journal. Like therapy, writing is most helpful when habitual and not just a fury we unleash in crisis mode (although there is great power in that release, too). Writing is…
When Addictive Behaviors Make Us Feel “A Little Bit Crazy”
Oh, man. Here’s a thought that hits home. I had the most vivid image during a therapy session last week: Little Becky, maybe six or seven years old, standing in the middle of a circle, absolutely terrified. Around her stood all the inner parts who seek to keep her safe….