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 polite and a good girl, made me … More Radical Advice: Judging Others
I often end up advocating for individual reflection and do-it-yourself coaching strategies. And what I am realizing is that, while our growth and development absolutely depends on our own self-awareness, it’s essential to be present with and share with others. We need intimate relationship with others. We need the support, trust and sense of belonging … More The Power of Witnessing
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 Radical Advice: Ask for What You Want
I had been thinking that I should follow up my previous post. That maybe some points warranted further elaboration and that I needed to be transparent about the ways that I struggle with truth-telling… And then I received this from my friend Hala: Love this…it IS a challenge. I find that I write, or rather … More Radical Advice: Keep telling the truth…