In Response to the Shootings…

I don’t know about you, but after the most recent school shooting, the bombings in Austin, and the hundreds of other profoundly sad acts of violence that are occurring all too regularly, I have felt tremendous sadness and frustration. Here are my feelings and thoughts… My heart feels so heavy…   When is enough, enough?   What I think is that these horrendous acts of murder ...

Your Loss is Enough

“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” -Maya Angelou So often I hear people say things like, “I went through a terrible divorce, but hers is worse because her husband died.” Or someone says, “I only lost my job, but I can’t feel bad because there are people out there who are starving.” ​While appreciating someone else’s challenge or grief experience can bring perspective to ...

Is There an Empty Chair at Your Holiday Table?

While the holidays can be magical for some, they can also be a really challenging time of year when there is an empty seat at your table. Whether you have experienced the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, or you just couldn’t get home for the holidays, it is normal to feel triggered this time of year. Part of why we can ...

How to Move Through Painful Transitions

The seasons changing. Going through a breakup or divorce. Losing your job or getting a promotion. Moving homes or moving across country. What do all of these have in common? They are all transitions. I am in one right now and it is not easy. For months now I have been struggling with the changes in my life. As of May we decided that we ...

Things aren’t always what they seem

I woke up this morning thinking about this photo and thinking about how sometimes what we see and believe is not always reality. When you look at this, you may be thinking, “Wow, he looks mad.”  If you knew we were less than 100 ft. away you may also be thinking, “I can’t believe you got so close to this angry lion.” The reality of the ...

Uncovering your essence

Have you ever considered that you are perfect just as you are? I know that is hard to believe because we are conditioned to judge, doubt, question, and criticize ourselves, but it is the truth.   We think we have to push and work so hard to be perfect. Whether we want to be successful in the workplace, in our home lives, financially, physically or ...

What To Do When You’re Down In The Dumps…

My Grandma, Mama Jane, always reminded me, “Laura, this too shall pass.”  I have carried this wisdom and perspective with me in my tool kit throughout my life, and it has offered me comfort in times of pain and appreciation in times of joy.  This too shall pass is merely a reminder of the constant changing nature of life. If this phrase alone is not enough ...