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Most of the time, you don’t know how much you’re carrying until you put it down. I got a taste of my own medicine at a retreat last weekend. I knew I needed it, but I didn’t know how bad until I got there. I’d signed up to spend the weekend at one of my favorite places, Garrison Institute, housed […]
So here it is Friday (not exactly midweek) and I’m just finding my way to the keyboard to connect with you. Needless to say, it’s been an intense and tumultuous week in the U.S. and emotions are running high all around. I tend to shy away from overtly political posts. More than a Democrat or Republican, liberal […]
Here it is, September 1st — how did that happen? Even though the official end of summer is still 3 weeks from now, the shift is already palpable. And with it comes the inevitable tinge of excitement mixed with melancholy. Shorter days (oh no!) Back to school vibe (new beginnings! An excuse to buy new notebooks and pens […]
I was visiting with longtime, beloved friends last week. Seems I’m not the only one who’s been in an odd, restless place recently. Some combination of what’s in the news, summer expansiveness and being in my second Saturn return (an astrologically significant time of change and upheaval, first in your late 20s and again in […]
Trying times can bring the strongest person to her knees, emotionally if not literally. That’s where I’ve been the past few weeks, as so many things I thought were moving along smoothly or falling into place fell away. Happy clients needed to cancel and did not reschedule, or scheduled many weeks out. Calls and emails went unanswered, sometimes multiple […]
Death is so paradoxical — it’s the only thing we can truly be sure of in life, and yet somehow we think it won’t ever really happen to us. Oh yes, we know it intellectually. We plan for it by setting up wills and trusts for loved ones, purchasing plots in cemeteries or making clear […]
Erich Segal coined the phrase “love means never having to say you’re sorry” in his 70’s novel Love Story. But I’m not sure many of us were really listening, or aware of the wisdom embedded in a seemingly banal sentence.
We, especially those of the female persuasion, tend to apologize. A LOT. For errors large and small. For things we have done, for things we haven’t done. And I’m so tired of it.
Sometimes it’s easy to feel you know who you are and where you’re going. Other days, the map feels torn to bits and your GPS is out of order. What do you do when it feels like you’ve come to a standstill? How do you reconnect to the inner compass that is always there to guide you home?
Do you ever feel all locked in, closed tight like this door? Something triggers you, or becomes too much to bear, and you curl up like a fist, ready to strike or simply stay in the dark for a while. The first step out is not to fight the fact that you’re feeling closed.