I’m trying my hand at keeping plants alive. So far, I’m 6 months into my new role as “plant mom” and everyone is still alive, which is a record for me. I’ve been known to let even the desert plants shrivel up, which is honestly a talent in itself. But this time was different. … [Read more...] about What You’re Missing By Avoiding Creativity
Anxiety sounds like such a mild word for something that wreaks such havoc on our emotional, spiritual and physical health. It has become such a common term to say “I am having an anxiety attack” or “I am stressed out of my mind”. When our friends or family say how … [Read more...] about If Nothing is Different, Why am I so Anxious?
My parents have joked before that as a young child I was afraid of everything. Thunderstorms, dogs, even some of my family members, I was, as some would say, a scaredy cat. As the years went on and I became older, my fears evolved and changed. It became less about the … [Read more...] about Freedom Over Fear
We’ve all been there…facing down a challenge that we’re not sure we’re good enough to meet. For me, one of those moments came the year I learned to pilot a plane. While on one of my first solo flights I came across a situation that I hadn’t anticipated; and I felt like I had … [Read more...] about Fear of Failure
The truth can hurt. We don’t want to deal with things that feel scary and painful. People can be endlessly creative in finding ways to resist seeing what they don’t want to see. The problem is what we do to avoid anxiety-provoking situations keeps us stuck and amplifies our pain. … [Read more...] about Spiders and Booze: Facing the Truth
When you work in a professional corporate setting dominated by strong men, feelings are not openly shared. Actually, the socially accepted feelings of anger and frustration flow freely. Feelings of fear or hurt, not so much. When I was in the corporate world, I remember it … [Read more...] about Hiding Hurt, Healing Hurt