Feel good anyway

Feel good anyway

I was interviewed last week for a documentary series on cults and cultic leaders. One of the first things my interviewer asked me was if I thought recovery and healing were choices. Specifically, she asked if I thought we all had the choice to move past our trauma,...
It’s okay sweetheart

It’s okay sweetheart

As you may know, I am a huge fan of Tara Brach. And I’m blatantly stealing this blog post title from her. Because it works. When my heart is racing. When I’m tense or anxious. When it all feels like too much, I’ve learned (from Tara Brach) to put my hand on my heart...
You’re stronger than you think you are

You’re stronger than you think you are

That’s what the yoga instructor said during today’s practice. “You’re stronger than you think you are.” She was talking physically, and I don’t know that that’s necessarily true for me. I know I’m pretty damn strong. I can box squat, deadlift (from a 3” deficit), and...
Not fearless but fear less

Not fearless but fear less

I attended the PA Conference for Women a few weeks ago. Mostly I attended to offer free coaching to conference attendees – it’s a fun way to meet people and to give back – but I also got to listen to the keynote speakers. Ava DuVernay is amazing, and her speech was...
Putting your heart at ease

Putting your heart at ease

“My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me, and that what misses me was never meant for me.” Imam Al-Shafi’i I came upon this quote today. It brought me peace. What a concept. That what was meant for me will never miss me and that what...