(How) Are you taking care of yourself?

(How) Are you taking care of yourself?

Nearly every conversation I’m having with clients right now includes at least a few minutes about how they are (or are not) taking care of themselves. The conversation usually starts with my pointing out what is, to me, the obvious… “You know, it’s really hard right...
I’ll never leave you anymore

I’ll never leave you anymore

The funny thing is I don’t remember where I was when I heard the song.  I was certain I’d remember, but I guess life is often a blur. It was during our vacation, and I was somewhere in Spain. Perhaps in a cathedral? My son says all we did was visit cathedrals. I can...
The meaning of yellow birds

The meaning of yellow birds

I have this thing – there are yellow birds in my neighborhood. Sometimes. And they make me smile. Always. They are so beautiful and pretty. Yes both. I don’t see them that often and when I do, as I said, I smile. I feel like life is good. Great even. I know that I...
I was beautiful before someone said I was

I was beautiful before someone said I was

I know that’s controversial, to call myself beautiful. Trust me, as someone who was raised in a puritanical cult – a cult with teachings that went out of their way to convince us all how worthless, sinful, and wrong we were – that’s not an easy thing to say. The...
What’s all this about Post Traumatic Growth?

What’s all this about Post Traumatic Growth?

Someone messaged me on my Facebook page last week. “How do you do it,” they asked, “the Post Traumatic Growth?” For those who haven’t heard of PTG – Post Traumatic Growth – it’s kinda the other end of the spectrum from PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is...