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Vulnerability and Intimacy

I used to hide my truth from those around me in an attempt to earn love. On the deepest most unconscious level, I thought that if you really new me that you would never like me, let alone love me. I wrote about the cost of this in a recent article published by Tiny Buddha, […]

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How to Overcome Fear to Offer your Gifts to the World

When I was 6 years old I knew that I was a healer. Psychology was the only topic that interested me in college, and when I earned a MA in clinical psychology I thought I was ready to start a private practice. I set up my office and hung my degree on the wall, ready […]

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Why do people get intrusive thoughts?

I was recently asked about the dark, intrusive thoughts that people sometimes get when they are feeling stress, chronic fear, or even immense love. In this video blog, I explain my experience with intrusive thoughts and share why I think they are a true gift when used for deeper healing. Love.

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Creating Deep Connection in your Relationships

In the past, the way that I have shown up for relationships has prevented me from experiencing deep connection. Even though I am a caring, loving person who is both thoughtful and open, the way in which I hid myself, my experience , and my truth from others didn’t allow others to contact me. I […]

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How can I manage my physical pain consciously?

When the body screams in pain, we have no choice but to listen. Well, that’s not exactly true: we can suppress it, resist it, hate it, get surgery on it, medicate it, and try to manage it. But the reality is that no intervention will give us the relief we seek if we’re not first […]

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How can you deal with people who trigger you?

Have you ever been triggered? Irritated? Annoyed? Have you ever been jealous? Judgmental? Angry? If you are, in fact, human, you likely answered “Yes!” to all of those questions. I have had countless experiences in my life where I have tried to figure out how to manage a relationship with someone who triggers me, regardless […]

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How to use your suffering for your transformation

In my life when I have been in deep suffering, I have felt isolated and alone. I have felt disempowered and like I will never become the person I know I can be in the world. I have contracted in my ideas about my pain by resisting its presence and wishing it would just go […]

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Love: How to Stay Open to Real Love

  Like many others, I have been searching for love in an intimate partnership. I have been wanting a partner to love me in a deep, unconditional way that validates my worth and beauty. In that search for love, I have tried to manage myself and others in the name of love, to “strong arm” love. […]

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Thoughts on Shame, Vulnerability, and REAL LOVE

After revealing my body dysmorphia in my most recent video blog, here and on FaceBook, I had a realization about 2 of Brene Brown’s profound teachings. The first one: Shame keeps us isolated, and in being courageous enough to reveal our shame, we expand in our vulnerability. The second one: When I puff up on […]

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Body Image: How can I learn to love my body AND lose weight?

I started yo-yo dieting when I was just six years old, and the path to a healthy weight and body image has been hard won. From the many years of navigating this body, from experiencing obesity and a postpartum physique, I have come to know that my weight is a reflection of my inner state. […]

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