How To Bounce Back From Burnout

In our society we are taught to revere self-sacrifice and productivity. We get rewarded and valued based on our output. We replace love with praise and creativity with achievement. And for what? It’s time we get real with ourselves about why we burn out…

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Finding Clarity in an Uncertain World

We are often tricked into thinking the journey hasn’t begun unless we know exactly where we are headed. The focus on finding an answer or solution is a seductive choice, one that takes us farther away from living out our questions now. Every solution comes from experience, from living, from being, not from thinking about it hard enough. That doesn’t mean do nothing. It just means by starting here and now, you are already on your way…

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What Are You Ashamed Of, Really?

Shame is the emotion that tells us we’re bad, wrong, not good enough, too much, and should basically just hide forever because no one will love us. Shame is the best friend of self-hate, the most destructive force to our minds, bodies, and souls. Shame makes us believe the lies we’ve been told about who we are and what we should be. It says “you are not going to be loved if you act like this. “ Or “You will ONLY be loved if you act like that.”…

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What Trauma Taught Me About Happiness

The thing about trauma, especially early trauma, is that it teaches you to be a fighter from day one. But the very feistiness that got me out of harm’s way, helped me move across the country, pick myself up from nothing, face every demon in the closet, start over a million times, and most importantly…survive, also kept me attached to suffering. It had me believing on some subconscious level that it could never be over…

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