Bowing Out Gracefully

This week I have the pleasure of responding directly to a question that someone recently sent me: I was recently having a conversation with my sister about how to gracefully bow out of a situation when we know we need to give ourselves time to re-energize.I...

Hoping I Am Wrong

Recently my 18-year old step-daughter shared a compelling piece of wisdom with me that I want to pass on to you!You know those situations where someone does something unexpected or surprising and you really don’t like it?Perhaps your feelings get hurt, or you think...

Self-blame vs. Self-responsibility

Some days, I am simply not ready to be a grown-up. At all. Waking up with anxiety recently, I buried myself deeper into bed. Free floating thoughts about finances, major life decisions, relationships, and a harsh critical voice pointing out all my failings and...

Getting Hearts and Words into Alignment

Last week, I shared the story of how my teenage daughter responded to a heartfelt apology from me with:“Whatever. I don’t care.”And how I totally wanted to be like, “Whatever, I don’t care either.”  (But, I do.) Followed by, “When someone apologizes to you...