Woman to Woman As I launch a beautiful, bold new banner…Woman to Woman… I want you to absorb the message intended… “your presence here matters.” With this rollout my commitment to you with every fiber of my being is to share with you many of the tried-and-true ways to...
Journaling can be a powerful ally for self-discovery and self-care; learn to incorporate this practice into your life.
You can access the transformative power of Journaling right now with these steps:
First, Stop the “Doing.”
Devote a Notebook/Journal for your experience.
Devote Time and Space.
Consider a Daily Practice.
Date each entry.
Write by hand.
Don’t get hung up on how to do the writing.
Most importantly, just write.
Why not start today? I ask you to devote 15 or 20 minutes a day to your inner self-care. Many women say they start to feel a change in themselves right away, sometimes it may be weeks. You will not, however, stay the same.
Driving along a country road I saw to my right a flock of sheep moving towards somewhere or something in a follow the leader fashion. It was a large enough flock moving in unison and fast enough to fascinate me. So I pulled over to watch. On either side of the line were openings that were large enough for escape but none seemed to notice.
The sheep were busy following each other and especially following the one directly in front. They were fitting in not looking left or right and moving as if hypnotized. The sheep were alive and moving with no curiosity about what was outside their line of vision or the possibility of escaping into a more interesting life.
So I wondered how much are we like the sheep?
We stay asleep if we don’t question the rules of living passed down to us by family of origin, schools, churches, work…
Reflect on your Romantic Relationships and deep Friendships. Is it time to release some of the players on your life stage? You know the ones that no longer fit your life story in terms of who you are or who you are becoming?
What is your Relationship Story? We all have one …a story that is if we look closely. What are the repetitive patterns? Do you continue to attract certain types of people? You know the ones who seem so loving and attentive in the beginning but before long leave you feeling unloved and unimportant. Are you thinking; this person seemed so different, why then am I feeling the same? Different person, similar pattern, same story!
When the same kinds of struggles or issues keep popping up in our lives, it has meaning…
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I’ve had a front row seat, observing ways women sabotage themselves when it comes to having more of what they want/need in intimate relationships.
It may surprise you but often women spend more time planning the details of vacation time, or Christmas dinner than reflecting on what they really want in an intimate relationship…Forget about the picture that we are given by Madison Avenue, or romance novels in the attempt to sell us illusions.
You have more power to choose a solid and loving relationship than you realize…
It is easy to see betrayal when a family member or friend ignores what is in their best interest. You can clearly see when they put their creativity on the back burner, to not make waves, to not threaten a partner or create anxiety in themselves or the family.
Seeing the truth of what others are doing to themselves…that my friends is awareness. Why is it easier to see other’s denial but in ourselves not so much?
How many times during this crisis have you heard some version of the above? I’ve had clients raw with grief or despair make this statement with every fiber of their being, wanting somehow to get back to the before crisis state. No matter what this statement is about;...
I am starting with a new title for my Newsletter. My Passionate Living Newsletter from now on will be titled “Woman to Woman”. Men are welcome of course but over the last few years my passion and focus has been more and more turning to ways I can be of help to women....
“We accept the love we think we deserve”― Stephen Chbosky Do you believe that you are truly lovable? Do you believe that you are deserving of the love you dream about? Do you allow love in? Do you believe there is enough love to go around? Do you believe that there is...