Stepping Out of Relationship Patterns

Listen: Read: Let’s talk about relationship patterns and when I talk about relationship patterns I have to talk about Shelly (name changed to protect the awesome). Shelly came to me because she wanted more than anything to change her relationship with her mom. She dreamed of being able to have a conversation without getting into Read More

Faking it ‘Til You Make It, or Just Wearing Masks?

Listen: Or read: Good advice or lending to the inauthenticity of our mask-loving culture? Fake it ’til you make it. Since the very first time I heard this saying, something inside me cringed and cramped. I have had bouts of depression and people would tell me, “You just have to fake it ’til you make Read More

Holding Space for Yourself and Your Feelings On a Bad

Even the most positive, happy-go-lucky people have bad mood days. Today, as I write this, I’m experiencing a wave of failure, disappointment, and sadness. This flood of emotion has become familiar and less harsh with time and curiosity. I used to fear this wave. I believed it would sweep me up and take me away, Read More