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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.

Is It Self-Care or Internalized Oppression?

Is It Self-Care or Internalized Oppression?

True self-care is not about “fixing” ourselves to meet culturally defined standards of normalcy and productivity. Nor is it about numbing ourselves out with Netflix and Negronis, so that we can reluctantly pull ourselves begrudgingly through another week of work.

6 Signs You’re Healing

6 Signs You’re Healing

How do you know if all the learning, growing, therapy and healing work you’re doing is actually working? When it comes to inside stuff, how do we track our progress? What are the benefits of waking up, feeling our feelings, and learning new skills for deeper, more meaningful connections with other people? This week, I have a little checklist for you to use as a self-assessment to track your own progress.

How to Feel Your Feelings

How to Feel Your Feelings

I’ve come to appreciate the bittersweet relief and freedom that come from allowing emotional weather to pass through me, instead of getting stuck inside of me. This week, if you – also – find yourself avoiding emotions, I’m sharing a step-by-step guide to help you drop inward and feel your feelings too.

Do These 2 Things to Build Trust

Do These 2 Things to Build Trust

Trust is absolutely foundational to safety and love. However, when our relationships are characterized by sharing our judgments in an attempt to change and mold other people into who we need them to be, we erode safety and trust. So what makes us feel safe in our relationships?

How to Embody Nonviolent Power

How to Embody Nonviolent Power

What does effective, nonviolent power look like? Do you ever find yourself wishing that you had a roadmap to help you navigate the complex issues of violence, inequity, and domination that currently surround us? Do you wish you had more clarity on what exactly each of us could do that would actually impact meaningful change?

5 Ways to Cope with Triggering Events

5 Ways to Cope with Triggering Events

The seeds and roots of these global crises start out small and personal, in our individual hearts and in each of our personal relationships. If you want to make a meaningful difference in creating a different world, let me suggest some personal growth tasks that you might want to consider taking on.

Why We Feel Lonely in a Crowd

Why We Feel Lonely in a Crowd

Have you found yourself wondering if you’ll ever find “your people”? I’ve been hearing about this a lot recently … People feeling deeply lonely and isolated in their primary relationships. People wondering if “their people” are out there, and if they are, where to find them. People dating and just not finding the love they’re seeking.