When Someone Gets You

We want to be heard. We long for connection. We feel better when people understand us. We hear this all the time, but what does it actually mean? I found my answer in an uplifting conversation with a friend. When I looked at what caused the interaction to feel good, there were several things that I […]

When Your Typical Methods Fail You: Dealing with Everyday Anxiety

Living with anxiety is no fun. It sucks the life out of you. Feeling like you are at the mercy of fear-based thoughts, worries, and overreactions is especially frustrating when you take good care of yourself. Even if you eat healthy, or go to the gym, or have lots of tools in your toolbox to […]

Say It With Kindness

January reeks of should’s and ought’s when making traditional New Year’s resolutions. There’s nothing wrong with wanting a more fulfilling and healthy life — and the beginning of the year is certainly when most of the country feels motivated to go for it. Perhaps this year, however, you could go about it in a kinder […]

Looking at Our Parents with Compassionate Eyes

I came across a chapter titled “Parents” in one of Thich Nhat Hanh’s books, Peace is Every Step, that resonated with me as well as with the work I’ve done with many clients. I thought I’d start by sharing one of the quotes that I found most poignant in this chapter: “We usually think that […]