Love with all my heart

Love with all my heart

I have a mantra I say to myself. I created it once when I was hurting and struggling for a way to find and ground myself so that I could be okay. (For those of you who have read to the moon and back, this replaces my childhood mantra of “everything’s okay today;...
I will wrap myself in love

I will wrap myself in love

Over six years ago I had a bout of insomnia that knocked me to my knees. Actually, that felled me to my face. I don’t need to go into details, but I was hurting. And I was hurting for a long time. Long story short, I’m facing some of that again. Not nearly, not ever,...
Let the sunshine in

Let the sunshine in

Life feels like a balancing act right now. Even more than usual. Dipping into the news so that I’m aware. Extracting myself from the magnetic negative pull. Acknowledging my emotions – the fear, anxiety, sadness, and grief. Easing myself into calm, peace, hope, and...
Don’t should on yourself

Don’t should on yourself

I heard this decades ago in Al-Anon. I still share this idea with my clients (and friends…and kids…and…). Don’t should on yourself. So often we get caught in, “I should have known that” (my favorite), “I should do this,” “I should have done that.”’ These are all ways...
Everything in moderation. Nothing to fanaticism.

Everything in moderation. Nothing to fanaticism.

When you’re raised as I was, with what seems like, at times, only fanaticism, this concept is a bit tough to grasp. Moderation doesn’t save the world. Moderation doesn’t protect you when you’re not safe. Moderation doesn’t prove your worth. How can moderation be...