Anger (and the reasons behind it)

Anger (and the reasons behind it)

Why am I so angry? My client, Sarah, had just pondered this question. In uncertain times, you’ll observe more anxious and angry reactions all around you. I’ve certainly noticed them – everything from social media rants to that guy yelling at the dry cleaner. In...
Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love

Oh, how I’ve missed you all! Forgive my quiet absence from the blog over the last two weeks – the past couple of weekends were either snowed in or long holiday weekends (including Valentine’s Day and a birthday weekend for me!), and during that time, I had the...
Trust (what we do not know)

Trust (what we do not know)

There’s an endearing story that I’d like to share with you, and why what we believe to be true may not always be the truth. When my husband and I were dating, long distance, many years ago, I had a beautiful rescue siamese cat that my older daughter, age five at the...
Wax On, Wax Off

Wax On, Wax Off

Happy New Year, my beautiful friends. After a year like the last one, I feel it’s even more important and valuable to welcome 2021 with clear and open minds – for something fresh, something new, and something better. In the U.S. as with many other countries, we...
Gifts

Gifts

What a year! I don’t know about you, but this year has certainly brought out a deeper sense of compassion in me. Despite any outward differences, we all seem to want the same things – to be happy, healthy, and safe, and to be able to provide care and resources for our...
The Yin to His Yang

The Yin to His Yang

You’re having a deeply heartfelt conversation with your guy, when he suddenly says something mind blowing. “I love you, but I don’t know if I ever want to settle down.” Or something else equally boneheaded. How are you supposed to take that? How does this man, whom...
Hot to Cold to Back Again

Hot to Cold to Back Again

You met the best guy – funny, attentive, and curious about you. You weren’t looking for him, and yet, there he was – he appears in your life. He pursues you. You tell him that you’re not really looking for anything serious right now. Inside you think...
The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

I recently reconnected with a friend who had lost his wife earlier this year due to COVID. It was sudden; it was surprising. It had been six months since her passing, and he had wanted so much to have services for her that would include her family on the other side of...
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Whenever I hear about a woman playing down her accomplishments, I immediately think of how pervasive the ‘Impostor Syndrome’ is. Even prizewinning author, Maya Angelou, after publishing her 11th book, said that every time she writes another book, she thinks to...
Navigating Narcissism

Navigating Narcissism

This comes up so often in client sessions, that I thought I’d share how best to navigate it. The word narcissism gets tossed around a lot, and unfortunately, it’s fairly prevalent today. You’ll be better prepared to handle this challenge with grace...