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As we wrap 2015, I looked back on my blog for the year. I have a love-hate relationship with blogging. There are a lot of SHOULDs around publishing a blog it can become a marketing nightmare. Finding the perfect title, keeping your topics ‘on brand’ and making sure I am not alienating anyone or hurting anyone’s feelings. Talk about mongers! Ugh!
The truth is just like in life my best blogs are written when I trust my gut and follow my inspiration. This year I tried to trust that inspiration as much as possible.
So here are some of my favorites from 2015.
So You Want to Be Happy:This post sums up why I love my job and the my frustrations with the stigma of therapy.
Do You Want to Hear the Honest Answer? We are so hungry for someone to just listen to us. The longer I do this work the more I realize compassion and empathy are the key to living happier.
The Stigma of Epilepsy…Your Husband Doesn’t Work? This post was one of the most intimate and vulnerable I have ever written and the response was overwhelmingly positive. It reaffirmed for me the power in sharing our stories.
Mourning the Loss of the Magic Button has been pivotal for me in Living Happier. Recognizing there is no easy answer and knowing when I am looking for it I am headed down the wrong path has been life changing.
Trusting Yourself: A Story of 2 Snakes.I use the story of the 2 snakes on a daily basis in my life and with my clients. I helps explain so much about our family or origins and our struggles with trusting ourselves.
The People Pleasing Hustle I just love this blog because it gets to the root of the dilemma so many of my clients face…how do I let go of my need to please everyone around me?
Podcast Episode 004 Feeling your Feelings: The Street FightThis year more than ever I have come to realize that in order to live happier we MUST feel our feelings…all of them. This podcast is one of my favorites talking about the challenge in doing that.
The Low Buzz. This is another post about the power in feeling your feelings. I know when I become caught up in the low buzz of life I am probably ignoring some pretty powerful feelings.
When Your Inner Voice Whispers, “Is this all there is?” This lament is one of the main reasons clients come to see me. If you feel this way you are not alone.
When The Message Be Grateful Becomes Belittling. This is my favorite post of 2015. I love the idea of gratitude but we have taken it to a whole new extreme where the concept of gratitude has become a way of shaming and belittling ourselves into accepting less than. It drives me crazy.
Thank you for taking this journey with me. I am looking forward to more inspiration in 2016.