"Oops! Sorry!" I apologized to my new partner, a complete stranger who was experiencing my ability to totally whiff the ball for the first time. "You don't need to apologize to me. That's the way the game is played...we get some and we miss some." She shrugged as if it was no big deal. "Okay.… Continue reading How I Learned Self-Forgiveness from Pickleball
When I first started my own business, I went to other entrepreneurs for advice. They all said that you are your own brand and if you just be yourself, people will be drawn to you. It sounded to me like a cliche from a Disney movie. But cliches always start from a truth, right? The… Continue reading Where Catholicism and Woo Meet
Flushed cheeks, ears on fire, how can I disappear? Just one embarrassing memory surfacing was all it took. As my heart palpitations thump in my ear and my breath grows shallow, I begin to panic. Thoughts are stuck in a cycle of self-loathing. All I want is to escape my body, to break free. I… Continue reading 3 Baby Steps To Take When You Are Feeling Shame
How do you feel about your shadow self? The term shadow self refers to the unconscious part of us or our "dark side". Often we are either suppressing it or unaware of it on a conscious level. Once we become aware of our shadow, we can choose our relationship with it. It is in fact… Continue reading Why, Hello Shadow Self!
I have been in an abusive relationship for at least 20 years. It started slowly so I can’t quite pinpoint a date. It was emotional abuse. My abuser at times used cold, calculated words, and at other times erupted in a hateful anger. Always critical and picking at everything I did, every mistake I made.… Continue reading My Story of Being Trapped in Abuse