Tripping While Parenting

Tripping While Parenting

My son has always been very clear about what he wants and needs. I respect this. I give him support, healthy and loving boundaries, and guidance when requested. But I’m doomed with the thought that something I do or say will break him. I trip over my ideas and...
Self Compassion 101

Self Compassion 101

The other day I fell flat on my face. Literally. I was rushing across a street in an unfamiliar neighborhood and BAM! As I peeled myself off the pavement, I noticed 2 things: Blood was dripping from my lip. My mind began flooding with negative thoughts. Some of the...

There’s Nothing Wrong Here

“Just as the tides have their rhythms, so does human behavior have its own predictable rhythms. As the child grows older, “good” ages alternate with “bad”; times of equilibrium alternate with times of disequilibrium; and periods when...
My Wish for You

My Wish for You

How was your 2014? My 2014 was frankly a challenge. Early in the year, I had an experience that caused me to make a big change in my life and my work. It was very surprising and upsetting. Traumatic actually. It made me question everything. But, I’m clear that...
Are We Asking Ourselves the Right Kinds of Questions?

Are We Asking Ourselves the Right Kinds of Questions?

Have you ever asked yourself a question like this? What did I do to deserve this? Why did [insert name] get [insert thing] one and not me? These are the answers we’ll likely get to questions like these: Answer to first question: I must have really screwed up. Answer...