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Inspiration and Encouragement for Your Personal Growth Journey
Stories and learnings from my own personal journey into deeper compassion, healthier relationships and nonviolent living. Please feel free to leave comments and questions on any posts; I love being in conversation with you.
Have you ever struggled with the fine line between practicing empathy and not wanting to enable abuse?
The vast majority of the time, people know what to do. What they’re not getting enough of is empathy. Delve into the importance of empathy, effective communication and self-soothing techniques over advice-giving in times of distress.
awaWith awareness, comes choice. And to cultivate awareness, we need to practice being fully...
Anger can be a powerful tool for self-awareness and conflict resolution when we listen to its wisdom and identify the needs it’s going to bat for.
I’m excited to let you know I recently launched my Conversations from the Heart podcast and would love to invite you to listen to my latest episode, Healing Rifts: Building Bridges Through Communication.
Although the healing and learning process overlap with one another, understanding some foundational differences between them will help you make informed decisions about the kinds of programs and services you seek out on your growth journey. Essentially, healing focuses on tending to our past wounds so that we can find inner peace, while learning focuses on providing new information, knowledge and skills for personal growth.
What if, after all the therapy you’ve done to heal it, your fear of abandonment remains because you keep abandoning yourself in your attempts to prove to others that you are worthy of not being abandoned? We often won’t fully dissolve or heal our fear of abandonment until we also address our own patterns of self-abandonment.
The beauty of the curb cut effect lies in its recognition of the power of inclusive design.
Differentiating between people-pleasing and genuine kindness can be challenging, but here are some key distinctions
I recently had the pleasure of talking with Laurie Fitz on her Saturday morning radio show,...
Today, the way that I figure out whether or not someone is good for me or welcome in my life is by simply paying attention to my body instead of my mind.
One of the things I love about the relational practice of nonviolence is how it frees me up to field a much wider range of responses from other people, without losing access to my compassion, courage or grounded clarity.