The Gifts Of Vulnerability

The Gifts Of Vulnerability

Vulnerability is a gift. Being vulnerable isn’t the same as being scared or admitting defeat. In fact, knowing and accepting it is actually a strength. Why? Because you can get really good at recognizing when those pesky, at times painful vulnerabilities are in...
How To Build Self-Acceptance

How To Build Self-Acceptance

Andrew Solomon, a journalist and author who has suffered with severe depression, writes, “The opposite of depression isn’t happiness, but vitality.” It’s the loss of engagement in life. Your moxie is gone. There’s no lilt in your step. A...
What Steps Do You Need To Take To Feel Better?

What Steps Do You Need To Take To Feel Better?

I can be a sucker for new stuff. Got a Jawbone the other day. One of those things you wear on your wrist to measure how many steps you take. How you sleep. Had gotten it out of curiosity. I sit all day. Wondered if I might look dead to the silly thing. My trainer shot...
How Maya Angelou Touched My Life.  My Gratitude Always.

How Maya Angelou Touched My Life. My Gratitude Always.

Maya Angelou spoke at Bill Clinton’s Inauguration in 1993 as Poet Laureate.  There was just something about this soft-spoken woman woman that riveted me to the TV screen. I  knew her voice was going to be important for me. I went several weeks later to Barnes...
3 Ways to Fight Your Own Critical Voice About Your Body

3 Ways to Fight Your Own Critical Voice About Your Body

My mother told me I would regret it. Shaving my legs.  I went all the way up to mid-thigh.  She was mortified. At the time, I took her comment quite superficially.  “You are just trying to keep me from growing up,” I bristled. My 13 year-old wisdom was...