A good name for god is “not me”

A good name for god is “not me”

This isn’t my line. (It’s Anne Lamott’s line.) But I think it’s a good line. Whatever your thoughts are about god (or God, or G-d, or goddess, or any other power greater than yourself), at least for me, it’s a great reminder that it’s not me. As I’ve written before, I...
You get to choose how you feel no matter what

You get to choose how you feel no matter what

Sometimes I remember this. Sometimes I get this. Sometimes I can stop myself as I sink into worry or fear or frustration and pull myself out. Sometimes I can, and sometimes I can’t. But I’m working on it more and more each day. I don’t mean ignoring or glossing over...
Be nice to you

Be nice to you

Sometimes I think there is an epidemic of us not being nice to ourselves. I notice it in my friends, myself, my clients, pretty much all around. I was reading a post by Jenny Lawson (The Bloggess) about her depression. I watched myself feeling so proud of her and what...
Being weak is actually being strong

Being weak is actually being strong

I’ve written before about the incredible push I have to be “strong.” To never need help. To not falter. To be able to get through anything and do anything no matter what. I keep learning that that is a false sense of strong. I’m moving through a (hopefully) mild...
I like to break the rules

I like to break the rules

I had coffee with a dear friend this morning. I remember when I told her, years ago when I was first getting to know her, that I was a rule follower. “No one,” she replied, “no one, from just meeting you, from the outside, would ever know that.” I probably don’t look...