4 ways to practice self-compassion

I’m really struggling around parenting my teen right now. Some days, all I can do is take it hour by hour, breathe and pray. I’m not sleeping well, so my energy is low, my productivity at work has suffered and my joy for life is ebbing more than flowing. I know this is a temporary […]

Are you in transition, too?

Tran·si·tion.   tranˈziSH(ə)n,tranˈsiSH(ə)n/. noun   1. the process or a period of changing from one state of being or condition to another I got to connect with some dear friends over the holiday weekend and it seems just about everyone I know is facing a big transition. My friend Anna’s last day at the job she could no […]

What we miss by “holding it together”

I’m the oldest of seven, the product of overachievers, a hyper-competent “woman who always has the answers and knows where she’s going.”  My friends and family see me as the go-to girl who always seems to have it together. But over the past few years, I’ve been questioning how this affects me. What is the […]

4 ways to practice self-compassion

When my mother died in 2000, the quote my siblings and I chose for the front of her celebration of life program was, “The fruit of love is service–which is compassion in action.” Mother Teresa My mom’s ability to feel empathy, acceptance and deep compassion for those who suffered–particularly her patients–was deeply moving. One time […]