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.
This is one of the most astute, sharp and dope video bloggers out there, Jay Smooth, talking about his little hater: Recently I expounded upon the evils of haters. You know, the folks who criticize, demean, devalue and just plain hate on the contribution we are trying to make to the world. I wrote about … More The Inner Hater
Who is Your Inner Warrior? I used to be under the impression that self-care was all about pillows and softness and ease. After all, this was about being kind to myself, nurturing myself and even being a little indulgent at times, right? What it took me a while to learn was that self-care involves accessing … More Who is Your Inner Warrior?
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
Somewhere along the way, many of us learned that it was NOT okay to ask for what we need, much less what we desire. This might have made it especially difficult to articulate our needs or wants explicitly. I’m guessing that, for a lot of us, we learned a difficult lesson early on: We can’t … More Asking for What You Want