Mary Oliver, Bill Murray + Write In Beauty

If there is a way for us to compensate for all the troubles we may have caused others, we must do this as much as necessary. Life is already unfair and full of injustice. We must not contribute anymore with… Read More

Self Care Simple Truths

“Self care” has been a big phrase that gets tossed around across multiple industries. We actually had a class on self-care in grad school because of the high burnout rate among social workers. (It wasn’t mandatory, but I think it…

When NOT to Apologize

Never apologize for feeling proud of yourself, or your accomplishments, and sharing it.Do I really have to say more? Ok, I will. Recently, a friend shared a picture of himself, because he was very proud of all the hard work…

What’s Your Schtick?

What’s your schtick? Seriously, I’m asking. And it’s something you should ask yourself, too. After my recent health scare (you can read about it here), I’ve been spending some time thinking about authenticity and what it really means to be…

Resentment and Intimacy

I was talking with a client about resentment a while back, and we explored how it can creep in unnoticed and then blindside us. Resentment creates a false sense of righteousness, which inevitably leads to more disconnection. That means: you…

The Myth of Desire

If you have to chase, it, convince it, coerce it, or con it… it’s not for you. This is one of life’s simple truths. Is it always true? Of course there are exceptions. There are exceptions to everything. But the…