Why is it that we need permission to put ourselves first? It’s as if we’re walking through life on autopilot, waiting for someone to tell us that it’s ok to have what we want and enjoy life. Or we stuff our needs down so far, and for so long, they can’t help but bubble to […]
Louise Hay, founder of Hay House, motivational author and dear friend, once told me that I deserved an Academy Award for my portrayal as the “perfect wife.” Together, my husband and I had managed to build a strong façade for the outside world of the perfect couple. I thought everyone must look at our […]
Boundaries make freedom possible. The kind of freedom that most of us dream about each and every day. The freedom we believe will happen “when” and “if” we suddenly and miraculously are removed from our current reality and transported to the fantasy of what we believe our life could be. We think the freedom […]
Learning to set effective boundaries is the key to living a happy life where our needs take priority. But for most of us, setting boundaries seems like the hardest thing we can do. Instead of setting boundaries and being clear about the consequences, most of us resort to making demands and then backing away […]
“Who are you to put yourself first?” “They’ll never say yes to what I want, so why bother.” “I am never going to amount to anything.” The chatter inside your head can feel overwhelming – filling you with so much fear, worry, and dread that it makes you want to run as far away as […]
Stories help us heal and feel connected to one another in profound ways. Chances are, you already knew that. In fact, it’s probably one of the reasons you’ve tuned in to hear what I have to say in the first place. Whether it’s the shocking story I share about my ex-husband finding my journals […]
“We need to talk.” You hear those four simple words and your palms begin to sweat – you stop what you’re doing and brace yourself for what’s about to come. That familiar scene is how most difficult conversations begin and as you can imagine, things typically escalate from there and no one leaves the conversation […]
Do you have a place where you can show up, be totally yourself, be heard, feel seen, witnessed and valued?
Before you can ask for what you want, you have to figure out what that is! To do that, you must “stay home” within yourself.
If we don’t uncover and challenge our childhood beliefs in adulthood, we continue to relate to them as facts, and they affect our relationships.