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 […]

You Are Not a Failure: 7 Ways to Pick Yourself Back Up

You Are Not a Failure: 7 Ways to Pick Yourself Back Up

We all struggle and experience failure. All of us. No matter how good someone looks on the outside, how perfect their life appears, they carry around their own self-doubts, their secrets or pain. Your therapist struggles, your pastor struggles, the strong and beautiful woman you see each morning as you drop your kids off to school, she struggles. It is a simple truth of life. And maybe it is also true that some of us struggle more than others – or work harder just to show up and do this […]

If You’re Tired of Struggling: You’re Not the Only One

If You’re Tired of Struggling: You’re Not the Only One

Inside: If you’re tired of struggling, if you see all your imperfection and life feels hard, you might need a reminder that you’re not alone. All of the women in this post have their own struggles and sometimes have trouble seeing all the amazing ways they shine. Be gentle with yourself today. You are tired of struggling. And you are not the only one who struggles. She trembles as we speak. The diagnosis is only part of the reason; her anxiety has built up over the years and now it is […]