It Takes Courage to Change

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” ― Nora Ephron It’s my life – not my mother’s – right? I thought I had done well in my efforts to not be like my mother and yet, when it mattered the most, I was paralyzed by the fears that all we fully programmedContinue reading “It Takes Courage to Change”

I Discovered More than I Expected

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge. ~ Daniel J. Boorstin I used to be a pretty smart person. I was well-read, had lots of common sense and plenty of ideas about how things should be and how you should be. I could take care of myselfContinue reading “I Discovered More than I Expected”

Resilience

I remember being told that I was resilient. I knew I was receiving a compliment but I didn’t feel anything except exhaustion. As I think about this, I suppose I felt exhausted because I was coming out of a long and painful transition. I had been successful in the eyes of others but I hadContinue reading “Resilience”

In Alignment

“When you’re aligned with your Soul, you’re aligned with the whole.” ~ Kris Franken Plumb bobs are weights suspended by string and are used to indicate verticality. Egyptians used them to build the pyramids and builders throughout the ages have used them to determine if framing and walls are “plumb” or perfectly vertical. In theContinue reading “In Alignment”

When I Look in the Mirror, Who Do I See?

Who Am I? This is a huge question that is difficult to answer because during any life, we find ourselves playing many different roles – one at a time or all at once. So the question of how I identify myself requires consideration, self-compassion and a willingness to hold my identities loosely. My therapist makesContinue reading “When I Look in the Mirror, Who Do I See?”

The Winds of Change

I attended an online church service today, and heard these words, spoken and sung by the inspirational musician, Lea Morris: “The wind of change flows from the past, into the future, touching us in the present.” Lea spoke the wise words of Ekhart Tolle and really dove into the truism that we only have theContinue reading “The Winds of Change”