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...
Guilt Transformed Into Empowerment

Guilt Transformed Into Empowerment

Have you ever felt guilty? Of course, you have. Most of us are too familiar with that uncomfortable emotion, guilt.  But did you know that questioning guilty feelings, and sometimes even doing something with it, can lead to self-improvement, feelings of...
The Season for Self-Care

The Season for Self-Care

I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day earlier this week.  Let me begin again. I hope you’re finding all kinds of ways to get or give yourself the love and care you need this week.  If that meant celebrating the one day of the year designated for romantic love and...