From Wallowing and Venting to (Self) Empathy

Can venting ever be “productive”? Is it ok sometimes to just “wallow” in our feelings? Yes, of course. As many of you who’ve worked with me for a while already know: I believe that there is a time and a place for everything. Everything fits somewhere, sometime,...

Navigating Needs and Triggers

My daughter graduates from high school in six weeks.Even as I type this sentence, I find myself pausing to let that sink in fully. Conflicted feelings flood my awareness: sadness, delight, loss, excitement, fear, and deep, deep love. It’s a complicated moment for...

Core Commitment #5: Co-creation

Our very existence is relational. What we do to each other, we are doing to ourselves.  Everyone we meet and whatever we experience is mirroring something back to ourselves, about ourselves.  In the same vein, every relational dynamic is co-created. One...

Core Commitment #4: Courage

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” — Maya Angelou “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” — Anaïs Nin As I sit down this week to write about courage, I find myself...