For Valentine’s Day This Year Give Yourself The Gift of Discomfort

For Valentine’s Day This Year Give Yourself The Gift of Discomfort

We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time. ― Brené Brown, Rising Strong I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day. It feels like one more arbitrary, commercialized holiday designed to make people either jump through hoops or feel like something essential is wrong with them and their life. Maybe I’m just not a romantic. But if you can’t imagine opting out, then what if for Valentine’s this year you give yourself the gift of discomfort?   What if, you make peace […]

How The Four Tendencies Personality Profile Made Me a Better Parent

How The Four Tendencies Personality Profile Made Me a Better Parent

I think it was the moment when she was three years old and she crossed her arms, widened her stance, and stared me dead on that I knew I was in trouble. This tiny person with chubby cheeks and chocolatey almond-shaped eyes was not impressed by my angry eyebrows, my threats of consequences or even my raised voice. None of the authoritarian parenting tactics that had worked with her big brother swayed her in the least. In fact, they made things significantly worse. I had backed her into a corner […]