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All the Feels

One of the number one phrases I hear from the women I work with is this: “I am feeling {fill-in-the-blank}…is that normal?” I don’t care what emotion or feeling they have just confessed to having, I ALWAYS answer, “Whatever you are feeling is normal. Seriously,...

Reframe the Shame

The other day, out of the blue, I heard myself say outloud, “You’re fifty years old. It’s ridiculous that you’re still struggling with these things from your childhood.” The last time I was about to attend a family function, my body was letting me know that despite...

I Want to Be Healed. NOW.

Back when my first marriage was hanging by a thread, had someone said to me, We need you to agree to the following: eight adults will know every detail of your life and marriage; you will have to meet with two counselors, two mentors and a mediator weekly, along with...

Goodbye

In just a few days, my son will walk to the front door with his final box under his arm. He may ask if I want the house key back, I’ll tell him to keep it. He’ll stand there for a moment, because he will know that I will require one more hug. One last hug. Not the...