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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.

How To Increase Your Self-Love: 7 Ways to Get Grounded in Your Goodness

How To Increase Your Self-Love: 7 Ways to Get Grounded in Your Goodness

Self-love is such a fundamental aspect of our well-being, but what does it actually entail? If you’re anything like me, you might find yourself prioritizing others’ needs, juggling multiple responsibilities, and tuning into everyone else’s feelings and preferences. It can be easily to fall into old patterns and inadvertently neglect the most important relationship of all – the one we have with ourselves.

Making Peace with Pain

Making Peace with Pain

I had a realization this week that although a relationship can be painful, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s unsafe. Unpleasant feelings get our attention on our needs and on tending more consciously to our well-being.  However, they are not inherently “harmful.” When I feel hurt, or feel pain, I am not always necessarily being “harmed.”

Should I Bring it Up or Let it Go?

Should I Bring it Up or Let it Go?

So often in my life, I’ve wanted to have a conversation but don’t bring it up because I thought I was making a big deal out of nothing and didn’t want to be accused of making a “mountain out of a molehill.” However, I’ve learned the best time to have a conversation is when you think it’s just a “petty” problem.  

Permission to Request What You Want

Permission to Request What You Want

Many of us have spent a lifetime knowing what it is that would make us happy, but not giving ourselves the permission to ask for it.  Often, we protect what we imagine are others’ feelings to the detriment of speaking what is true for ourselves.  

Sometimes even in our closest relationships, telling the people who are important to us exactly what we want or need can feel like an impossible task.  It can be an absolute revelation when we realize that clear requests allow us to show up authentically, and also allow us to co-create the boundaries of our relationship together.