Gratitude and Compliments

Gratitude and Compliments

“You are so wonderful.   You are kind, empathic, intelligent, and strong.   You are so thoughtful. Considerate.  Hardworking.   You did a good job on that meal.”    What’s it like to receive compliments like that?   Welcome? Awkward? Validating? Cringy?   ...
What Do You Need These Days?

What Do You Need These Days?

As my best friend and I were recently bemoaning the state of the world and checking in around our personal growth over the last few years, she casually mused,  “Isn’t it lovely how we hold the needs of others inside of ourselves –  until they strangle and kill...
The Freedom to Choose

The Freedom to Choose

A few days ago, I took my daughter to vote for her first time.   We viewed the sample ballots online ahead of time to make sure we knew what it would look like and who we might want to read about further, researched candidates online to learn more about some choices...