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Feel better through life story writing

Feel better through life story writing

Examining your "big rock" and "small rock" stories. A Journey to Legacy™ client and I were talking about the results she was experiencing now that she is writing down her life stories. “I feel better,” she said. When I asked her why she thought she felt better, this...

Being Seen in New Ways

Being Seen in New Ways

I remember the first time I heard the word that perfectly described how I was feeling. I was sitting in my therapist’s office, talking about how weird it was to walk down a busy sidewalk and feel like no one noticed me. Or watch a playful interaction between a male...

Rewrite Your Story and Find the Silver Lining

Rewrite Your Story and Find the Silver Lining

Five months after our daughter was born, my husband (at the time) informed me that he had purchased a business in Lake Tahoe, Nevada and we would be moving there from our home in San Jose, California. At first, I resisted. Our marriage was already troubled, and I...

Own your regrets to improve your future self

Own your regrets to improve your future self

Where do you put your regrets? Sometimes we define ourselves by our mistakes and hold onto them. Sometimes we let our regrets become an excuse or barrier to keep us from moving forward. As a life story writing guide, I hear women express shame about parts of their...

Let Go To Find Happiness.

Let Go To Find Happiness.

This is a story about attachment and how it can get in the way of our happiness...  One of my favorite places for a weekend getaway is Big Sur, an area along the California Coast where the Santa Lucia Mountains meet the Pacific Ocean. The 70-mile coastal drive is...

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