What Pushes Your Buttons? How To Manage Your Insecurity

During my years in elementary school and well into junior high, while the other kids were in gym class or at lunch, I had to go home. I had a neurological problem that made it dangerous for me to be too physically active or get too hot, and so my mom picked me up in...

How To Build Self-Acceptance When You’re Fighting Depression

What does depression feel like? Andrew Solomon, a journalist and author who has suffered with severe depression wrote, “The opposite of depression isn’t happiness, but vitality.” The self you’ve known yourself to be has either vanished...

Five Steps To Avoid The Anxiety Of Comparing Yourself To Others

There’s an old saying — comparison is the thief of joy. You betcha. It’s one thing to actively participate in a competition, where you intentionally decide to be part of a team or  choose to make some huge individual effort in a contest. You either...

How To Step Away From Paralyzing Shame

At the age of 34, I didn’t think I’d ever live down my shame. I’d struggled through a chaotic ten years. I’d ended two marriages, both for different reasons. Yet, the thread between them was me. I was struggling to even think of myself as a good...