Letting go of stories with ritual

Listen: Or read: If it’s not data, it’s a story and the stories are what keeps us stuck Whether you are in conflict with yourself or others, the stories are what keeps us stuck. We know stuck. It can look like a lot of things. Some examples you might have experienced yourself are: Getting stuck Read More

Trusting others: Why we don’t & How We can

Listen: Or read: “I just can’t trust people.” “People always let me down.” Trust: to rely upon or place confidence in someone or something Trust is perhaps the hardest thing in relationships. Ever notice “I love you” is so much easier than “I trust you”? Love is one thing, right? But trust… trust is a Read More

Holding Space: How to Be with People in Difficult Times

Listen: Or read: Most of us grow up without really learning how to be with uncomfortable feelings – whether that is our own or sitting with someone who is experiencing tough emotions. So it’s understandable that when someone is struggling, we often don’t know how to just be with them. In fact, you might be Read More

5 Ways to Love Yourself When It’s Hard

I know there are times that self-love feels like it’s unreachable. I’ve been there. I’ve just not felt lovable. And I probably had reasons and explanations why it wasn’t possible in the moment. Choosing love for myself just seemed, wrong. I bet you’ve felt it too. Maybe we feel like we made a mistake, we’re Read More

Choosing you: How we choose self-love

Listen: Or read: For a long time, I thought that if I had just accomplished enough, did things perfect enough, or looked right, I would get big, warm, fuzzy feelings of self-love. I just had to be proud enough of myself and sweep enough of my faults under the rug. In all my talking to Read More

Sometimes we forget to see the magic.

Sometimes the world feels like magic. Sometimes, it doesn’t. Ever notice? One day everything in the world seems magical and abundant and vibrant and then suddenly something happens and we lose sight of the magic and the whole world becomes that one thing. It reminds me of a story that Mark Nepo tells about stubbing Read More