Beef Stick

Disclaimer: This post references sexual violence and has derogatory language. Proceed with discernment. I had the most bizarre dream last night. In the dream, I am inside a semi-empty space. There are windows. A door. It sort of looks like the entryway to those buildings that have multiple floors. Maybe it’s a lobby for a…

Radical Re-humanization

Pain Is Not Inherently Problematic As a health educator, and a wellness coach, I spend a lot of time sharing strategies one can employ to reduce unnecessary suffering. Do you feel tense, tight, and overly charged up? Try moving your body to loosen the hold those unnecessarily dark thoughts seem to be having on you….

When Life Hands You a Pumpkin

Sometimes, life throws some combination of lemons, rotten tomatoes, and poopie diapers your way. Sometimes, it rains…then pours…then hails. And as you sit there with a tomato-stained T-shirt and the sting of lemon juice meeting an old scratch you didn’t even realize you still had… feeling cold, downtrodden and…let’s face it…a little pissed off…you can’t…

About That Whole Balance Thing…

I’ve been thinking about this whole idea of “balance.” I don’t know if it can actually be done. Or if it can…I don’t know that it’s something that can be sustained. I don’t know if I have any clinical psychological disorders to speak of…but I can tell you this…I’m neurotic. It’s a fun word, when…

To Hell With Waiting for January 1st

I’ve heard some version of the phrase “f**k 2020!” probably a billion times. I’m not even being hyperbolic. Between conversations with friends, social media, the news….yeah. Billion sounds about right. I get it. Trust me. I’m over it, too. This year has brought with it a monumental number of changes. Most of them have inspired…

What Do You Stand FOR?

I don’t know about you…but I’m getting a bit of “Anti” fatigue. Like a bunch of toddlers, we seem to be exceptionally adept at saying “no!” with a satisfyingly pouty face to those things we detest and want no part of. And it’s leaking into nearly every category of our lives. It’s almost like we…

It Takes All Kinds

Let me be absolutely clear, here…I love my fellow highly sensitive peeps. But we aren’t perfect. As a group, we can be awkward. We somehow manage to be both hyper aware of the subtle nuances of what’s happening with the people around us… and painfully oblivious to some of the more obvious events right in…

The Power of Intimacy

I got a text from a friend, the other day. Actually…now that I think about it…”Friend” is probably not precisely the right word for what he means to me. I don’t think the English language has a word adequate enough to encompass it. Some people reach territory in our heart space that leave us breathless…

Is Thriver’s Guilt a Thing?

As I write this, I’m sitting in my office. It’s after-hours. And I’m taking advantage of the peace and quiet that comes with being the single occupant in an office everyone else has vacated. I’m taking an opportunity to write simply because I can. On my bulletin board is a calendar, some inspirational quotes I…

Another F***ing Growth Opportunity

I am perpetually amused by how often people talk about “growth” as though it were some neat and tidy function in our lives. Growth? Why, yes please. I would like some of that. Is that one of the features on the new iPhone update?  You’ve gotta be kidding me.  So I’d like to take a…

How Much Are You Worth?

Girl Has a Vision… When I decided to start my own coaching practice, I had a vision. I wanted to help my fellow HSP’s to build lives for themselves that helped them to really come alive (not just… function). I wanted to help highly sensitive people and introverts see themselves as assets to their communities…