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The Parental Impact

In the 1960s Diana Baumrind, a developmental psychologist, and later in the 1980s, Maccoby and Martin, helped to define four styles of parenting. What is important about this is understanding how we parent or how we were parented can help us…

Own Your Life

I’ve been working with several individuals lately around the concepts of victimization and ownership and I suspect there are others who also struggle with creating these boundaries within their own lives. To define these terms I think it’s…

Mental Wellness for Chronic Illness and Disability

Do you have a chronic illness or disability? Chances are that if you personally don’t, you know someone who does. What I’ve come to discover in my own journey with a physical disability is that no one tells you about the mental health…

Challenge Your Love

We are living in a world with a great divide.  Obviously, this is something that is not new, but it is certainly in the limelight currently with the potential to encourage genuine change, not only in America but in the world.  Where…

The Narrative of Suffering

What narrative have you created around this time in our history? Are you feeding into strong political leanings? Are you feeling threatened? Are you disconnecting, not only physically, but emotionally from those you pass by? What is true…

Your Own Personal Pandemic

There seems to be a great deal of focus on what we are each accomplishing during this pandemic. That somehow, if you don’t clean the spare bedroom out, finish a novel, up your exercise routine, or discover a hidden talent then you’re……

New Discoveries

In the midst of the pandemic, where few things are normal, I believe we’ve all been offered an alternate perspective from which to view our lives. Being quarantined, our worlds become much smaller, and our habits much more evident. Perhaps…

Pulled By the Vision

I was listening to a wonderful lecture by Geneen Roth, who has authored many books around eating issues. What I appreciate about her work is that the focus often goes beyond awareness to self-responsibility. She has an ability to get to the…

You Never Know

A neighbor of mine recently lost her job and moved from her apartment. She was a pleasant neighbor with an adorable dog. Now, it would be easy to assume this neighbor moved because of financial reasons, but the truth is, I don’t know. She…

Go Beyond the Like

Imagine someone you consider a social butterfly. You likely conjure to mind a person whom you believe to be incredibly invested in their social interactions; who seems to invest time in cultivating relationships with others. In envisioning…