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...
The Mean Girl Syndrome

The Mean Girl Syndrome

Are you familiar with the movie, Mean Girls? It’s about a naïve teenager, the “new girl in town” who encounters the harsh realities of the social hierarchy of high school. It touches upon many of the challenges of female adolescence. The depths we’ll go to be liked...
Finding forgiveness by reframing life stories

Finding forgiveness by reframing life stories

What happens when you reframe your life stories? I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how the way we reframe our life stories in my Journey to Legacy™ program often results in some form of forgiveness — forgiveness of ourselves, the forgiveness of others, active...
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...
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...