To-do: Control my emotions

At least half of my clients come in with a goal of controlling their emotions. It makes sense; nobody enjoys the experience of sadness,...

Dear Overfunctioning Human...

Dear Human… Is your to-do list infinity-long? Do you schedule your life back to back to back? Do your days feel lengthy yet somehow never...

When the Comfort Zone gets icky 🤢

Have you noticed that being too deep in the Comfort Zone is seriously uncomfortable? Though in the moment it may feel best to stay in the...

Thoughts are not facts

Some say thoughts are powerful; I say humans are powerful. Many of us give power to our thoughts unconsciously. We regard our thoughts as...

The gifts of the abyss

I remember once, trying to explain to a friend what it felt like in my body, wanting the comfort that comes knowing you are not alone in...

Why self talk matters more than ever

For a long time, I wasn't even aware of the thoughts that ran through my head all day long. When they were super loud and grabbed my...

Why action plans don't work

For a long time, I believed change was all about actions. It was all about figuring out the right things to do. If I DID all the right...

A love note for you

Dear One, I know this moment right now does not feel like progress. Maybe you feel like you've lost all the ground you've gained. Maybe...

One simple way to make life better

One simple way to make life better: expect negative experiences. When we hold onto the expectation that we should be happy, that we...

Why I have to move

I remember the first time I was really aware of my body. I was in 6th grade and joined the track team. Having participated more in music...

The winter blues?

I thought I was depressed. I’ve been feeling a bit blah recently. Not down. Not sad. Not upset. Just, a bit blah. Wondering if I was on...

Choosing to be fertile soil

Fall is upon us. We adorn ourselves with boots and sweaters and gaze at the colors of the leaves on the trees and the ground. We snuggle...

Coming home

When my dad died in February, I lost all sense of home. I was half-orphaned — a gaping, black hole in my life and my being. Home has been...

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