your feelings matter

I remember the moment of my awakening. Maybe you’ve heard the story – 25th birthday, Godiva peanut butter cups, almond bubble bath, beeswax candles, tears, drugs – a night laced with many lessons, including this one. I finally stopped telling myself how I should be feeling and let myself feel what I was actually feeling. I…

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Posted on Apr 28, 2017 | Posted In: thoughts & musings

mindfulness, a way through depression and anxiety

Anxiety is a disorder of the future. Depression is a disorder of the past. Mindfulness brings you into the present {and, plenty of smart science tells us it’s a great treatment for depression and anxiety}. Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges from paying attention, on purpose and non-judgmentally, to things as they are {instead of…

8 ways to ways to manage anxiety

Millions of people suffer from anxiety and not nearly enough people get the help they need. I know. I was one of them. I can remember my first experience – ten years old, walking down a road, the world started to spin, and my heart jumped around in my chest. I thought it was normal {even…

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Posted on Jul 25, 2016 | Posted In: thoughts & musings

what to do with your inner child

Last weekend I had more than the average number of I wish I could redo that parenting moments. Whether it was one too many cups of matcha or not enough minutes of sleep, my patience went for a walk when I needed her most. But, even in the teary eyed I-just-want-us-all-to-get-along moments there was also…

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Posted on Jul 7, 2016 | Posted In: thoughts & musings

is your ego healthy or unhealthy? here’s how to tell

Ego gets a bad rap. I’m hearing more and more disparaging chatter about the ego – let go of ego, transcend the ego, fight the ego, destroy the ego, bad ego bad! We can’t get rid of the ego; it’s as necessary for life as breathe. The problem is not that we have an ego,…

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Posted on May 26, 2016 | Posted In: thoughts & musings
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