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 … Continue reading When Life Hands You a Pumpkin
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 … Continue reading About That Whole Balance Thing…
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 … Continue reading To Hell With Waiting for January 1st
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 … Continue reading What Do You Stand FOR?
There is a bit of a counter-culture budding up against the grind of what we call the "American Dream." You know the "dream" I'm talking about... It's the "dream" that promises us happiness. Under a few conditions... If we work hard at school, we will go to a nice college. If we do well in … Continue reading When Is It ENOUGH? (5 Strategies for Creating Space and Building Contentment)
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 … Continue reading It Takes All Kinds
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 … Continue reading The Power of Intimacy
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 … Continue reading Is Thriver’s Guilt a Thing?
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 … Continue reading Another F***ing Growth Opportunity
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 … Continue reading How Much Are You Worth?
"Self-improvement is masturbation. Now self destruction..." - Tyler Durden in Fight Club "Waking up is an endless losing what you think you know, like a wave of destruction that leaves nothing but what is true." - Unmani Transformation - Our New Buzzword: We love to talk about transformation. We put it in ads for weight loss … Continue reading Transformation is a Contact Sport
As I write this, it's December 31st, 2019. This transition feels especially auspicious as it marks the dawn of a new year, a new decade, and an American election. It's enough to make me want to cross my fingers and hope we individually and collectively leap in a positive direction (it being leap year and all) and … Continue reading The Times They Are A-Changin’