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Finding yourself in the comparison trap

Originally written for and shared on Huffington PostI don’t know about you, but when I spend time around peers I can find myself in a comparison downward spiral. I just came from an amazing 4 days of connecting with some incredible women. A confidence building, inspiring, find your inner badass kind of weekend. So why […]

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Mother's Day ~ Celebrating when greeting cards don't quite capture the reality of your relationship

Mother's Day.  A time of celebrating the amazing woman who gave you life, nurtured and inspired you.  Your biggest supporter and fiercest defender. Like many of my clients, I have spent much of my life grieving for that mother.  Not because she died, but because she never existed. How do you celebrate your mother when […]

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Alecia's Story ~ #whyIstayed

As Domestic Violence Awarness Month comes to a close, this is the last story I am sharing of the courageous women who dared to use their voice and speak their thruth about living and staying in abusive relationbships. Today I share Alecia's story.  Her story is an example of how domestic violence happens in the […]

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Celebrating Mother’s Day when you don't have a mother

Last Sunday was a national day of recognizing the sacrifices, commitment, unconditional love, and our relationship with our Mom. Unless your like me and many of the people I work with...someone who doesn’t have a relationship with their mother...either by choice or death.  Then it becomes a day of remembering the how and why you […]

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Saying goodbye & the therapeutic relationship

A couple of years ago I wrote a blog post on my anonymous blog on the difficulty of ending a therapeutic relationship.  I wrote it because a client I had been working with at the time was moving out of state.  We had been working together for over a year.  While she made significant progress […]

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When fears get in the way of relationships & connection

I had a session recently that was pretty profound and I thought it might be helpful to see how our individual fears and needs can sometimes get in the way of being connected and safe in a relationship.  Potentially causing you to abandon a relationship that may have been invaluable. When I say profound, I […]

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The Face of Domestic Violence

Less than one week into Domestic Violence Awareness Month we already have the first murder as a result of DV.  I say first because unfortunately it likely will not be the last. According to latest statistic I was able to find (2005), in this country 3 women are killed by their partner or ex partner […]

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The comparison trap

When was the last time you compared yourself to someone and thought you fared better than the other person? You might be thinking…I don’t compare myself to other people.  That could be true.  But, if you’re like most people, you do it without even recognizing it.  Or at least the frequency and significance of it.  […]

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Oprah and Miscommunication

We’ve all heard that miscommunication can be a major source of difficulty.  We’ve also all experienced it, whether we recognize it or not.  I saw an episode of Oprah recently that is a perfect example of the communication problems we experience.  The episode was a discussion between Oprah and Iyanla Vanzant (http://www.oprah.com/showinfo/A-No-Holds-Barred-Conversation-with-Expert-Iyanla-Vanzant ).  Iyanla had […]

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