A year ago I was home from work for the first time, not knowing that I wouldn’t be going back for the next foreseeable future. I went into a darkness I hadn’t seen since my early twenties, but slowly climbed back out. Here’s how.
Category Archives: fear
Where Is Your Shadow? And What Does It Look Like?
We all have graves in our yards of things we buried long ago, things we don’t want to see or know. Sometimes, we even forget they are there. But knowing our shadow, and taking the time to look at it, is vitally important.
Healthy Relationship Practices: What Part of You is Setting Boundaries? (including 6 Steps to Healthy Boundaries)
Our boundaries are personal, and the way we set them often is as well. But there are some general principles that we can use to do so. The way we set our boundaries matters, and the energy behind them has an effect we often overlook.
Why Watch Any Negative News?
For a long time, I stayed away from any news mostly because I didn’t want it to negatively impact my mental health. But there’s a downside to that, which I discuss in this post.
Healthy Relationship Practices: Owning Your Sh*t
In any interaction, there is more than one party, and every party has their influence. In romantic relationships this is even more the case, yet we are often blinded by what we contribute to the funk we may get into at times…
Decisions: How to Approach Them and How to Finalize Them (Must You Really?)
When we are faced with big decisions in our lives, it can be almost paralyzing. The following lessons I learned from a friend/coach and my therapist have greatly reduced my decision stress. Maybe they work for you, too.
Everyone Has a Control Freak Inside of Them
We all have a bit of a control freak inside of us. It just takes the right circumstances for our brain to shift to that mode, and then the result is often outside of our control as well, at least outside of our deliberate choices…
The Challenges of Raising a Child Who’s Different
My son has a diagnosis, and that affects our family, in small ways and in big ways. He’s a wonderful kid, and he brings challenges with him that have so much become part of my daily life, that I sometimes forget to factor in how much energy they take to deal with. That’s why I wrote this post, to clarify it to myself, and to show you a sliver of what is often invisible from the outside in.
When the Body Takes Charge
From going through my day to day business as usual, I ended up in the ER in less than an hour. When we don’t listen to what our body is saying, it might just take charge and leave us with no choice.
Do I Push My Kids Or Just Let Them Be?
As a parent, you run into a million challenges and questions by the time your child turns one. Whether or how much to push them on certain things is one of those questions I struggle with on a daily basis.