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”

The Importance of Community

The need for connection and community is primal, as fundamental as the need for air, water, and food. ~ Dean Ornish I felt a visceral void within me for years. It was growing and becoming more noticeable. Finally, when it became impossible to ignore, I remember weighing my choices and I’m so grateful I choseContinue reading “The Importance of Community”

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”

I’m FINE – Really?

Freaked out/F – ed up Insecure Neurotic Emotional Now that you know one of the acronyms for FINE, you won’t be able to flippantly say, “I’m fine!” without smiling to yourself anymore. It’s a perfectly fine word that has been ruined by overuse, usually by people who don’t want to tell you that they’re notContinue reading “I’m FINE – Really?”