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A Clear Picture

We are in the midst of a significant home renovation project. Moving things from one place to another as the work goes on. It’s been a good time to declutter as we go. The other day, while cleaning out another area that will be worked on, I stumbled across a [...]read more

Connection, Vulnerability, and Risk

We all desire connection. My husband, Greg, shared a story with me this week. He was working with a group of people and they were learning about each other and team building. He was feeling connected with them. Then something happened. It probably didn’t mean as much to anyone else [...]read more

50, Insecure, and Vulnerable

I got my first AARP card in the mail about a month ago. I threw it in the trash quickly. Tomorrow I turn 50. 50 fills me with insecurity. I think things like: I’m getting old (whatever that means) I don’t look young anymore The fun things in life are [...]read more

Transitions and Anxiety

Change brings anxiety for me. And back to school time always brings change. So I’ve noticed anxiety ramping up inside of me. Even when back to school hasn’t brought huge amounts of change I get anxious. This year back to school came with lots of change in our lives: Our [...]read more

The Inner Critic and an Opportunity to Grow

I can be my most harsh critic. This week I was listening to an interview with Paul Gilbert, founder of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). One of the aspects of this therapy that is interesting to me is that it deals with the nature of the conversation we have with ourselves [...]read more