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To find healing from a painful childhood is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. When the world shows you its shadow side as a young child it’s not like you can effortlessly let that go. In fact, for many people, it becomes integrated with their very identity and that victimhood shows up in the strangest of places, like your intimate relationships or relationships with your own children. To truly take your
Do you live with a perpetual laundry list of SHOULDS? You know the list: – I SHOULD take my kids to a museum every weekend. – I SHOULD visit my aging mother at least twice a week. – I SHOULD clean out the garage, bathe the dogs, do my daughter’s hair, clean the microwave, take Jimmy to soccer practice, pick up my husband’s dry-cleaning, bake cupcakes for Susie’s Easter party… PHEW! SHOULDS are exhausting. You
Jealousy and envy. They’re real. They show up in sneaky ways. Sometimes, before you realize it they’ve made their home in your belly, and you feel awful that you could be so jealous or envious. Your life is great after all — right? But what is jealousy? By definition: JEALOUSY is “mental uneasiness from suspicion or fear of rivalry, unfaithfulness, etc.” It’s an unhappy or angry feeling caused by the belief that someone you love
Emotions are tricky. They’re our most valuable asset, but without the proper tools to heal them they can also become incredibly confusing pains in our bodies. You know what’s even trickier? Emotions can lay dormant in our bodies for years, decades even! Someone or something (a person or event) may have hurt us when we were children, but without the ability to process that emotion we suppress the hurt we feel. We store the pain
8 tips for pumping up your self esteem
Your self-esteem is a muscle. Yes, you read that right. Just like those biceps and triceps, your self-esteem needs a daily workout; Everyday practices that help PUMP YOU UP! Over the years, you may have struggled with this muscle. Lord knows I have! Most especially as women, our self-esteems get a real beating. It gets fed all the wrong nutrition: media that criticizes our bodies, overbearing relatives that remind us we’re not enough, “failures” that