Story writing can create greater self-awareness

Story writing can create greater self-awareness

My Garage Door Story. One day, my garage door opener started acting funky. Instead of magically opening the garage door when I pushed the button, it stopped responding. At first, it would open if I positioned the car right in front of the garage door. But after a...
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...
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...
Choosing Humanity’s Inherent Kindness

Choosing Humanity’s Inherent Kindness

Part of my mental health routine is a beneficial Wednesday morning hiking date with my friend, Susan. Trailhead parking lots tend to fill quickly on California’s Central Coast, so we get an early start. The routine is always the same: secure a parking spot, zip key...