Grateful, Even For the Crap

Around this time of year we get together with family and friends to recount all the reasons we’re grateful.  Most years I would bet that we’re grateful for what’s gone well, how we’re fortunate or lucky.  This year might be our chance to make this ritual different.

Go Ahead and Judge Me– when judging others is good

I have grappled with understanding the concept of judgment for a long time.  One of the reasons is that my experience includes negative feelings around being judged.  You know, when others are judgmental– blaming, critical, rejecting, unkind. This, coupled with the fact that I was taught to be nice and a good girl, made me … More Go Ahead and Judge Me– when judging others is good

Can I Get a Witness?

I often end up advocating for individual reflection and do-it-yourself coaching strategies in my writing.  And what I am realizing is that, while our growth and development absolutely depend on our own self-awareness, it is essential to be present with and share with others. Basically what I am saying is:  While blogging and connecting with … More Can I Get a Witness?