Healthy Behaviors, personal growth, Uncategorized

Begin with Being Vulnerable

Yesterday I made the claim to a client that "We all are ashamed of something", which I believe to be true. Shame is a self-destructive emotion. I frequently work with clients to stare it down, share their story, acknowledge the lesson, and begin to forgive as an antidote to most shame but to do that,… Continue reading Begin with Being Vulnerable

Healthy Behaviors, personal growth, Relationships

Be Happy – Set Boundaries!

Each of us has a set of values, hopes, dreams, and a ‘code’ that we would like to live by. Some of us are conscious of it, others ‘feel’ it, but may not be able to explain it in words. We know what all these things are because when they exist in our lives we… Continue reading Be Happy – Set Boundaries!

Healthy Behaviors, personal growth

Get RID of the Should’s in Your Life!

Most of us have a vernacular habit of saying or thinking “I should….” , what follows is any array or combination of expectations of our values, beliefs, goals, needs, etc. and yet it can be one of  the most damaging behaviors in which we engage.Think about it….Mentally list 3 things that you ‘should’ accomplish today:I ‘should’… Continue reading Get RID of the Should’s in Your Life!

Big Questions ~ Personal Ponderings, Parenting, personal growth, Relationships

A Letter to My Children: A Mother’s Fear

Steve Corey / Foter / CC BY-NC (Note: this is not entirely written of my personal experience but a culmination of the hopes, dreams, and fears that have been shared with me by mothers I’ve known professionally and personally. I hope it speaks, at least in part, about a mother’s humanness and intention.) Perhaps earlier,… Continue reading A Letter to My Children: A Mother’s Fear

Healthy Behaviors, personal growth

Pride is Not Deadly

I read the other day that PRIDE is one of the keys to happiness and started thinking about how so many of us consider it one of the deadly ‘sins’. I want to challenge your thoughts about pride.... What does it mean for someone to have pride but not to be narcissistic or boastful… how… Continue reading Pride is Not Deadly