Learning Through Love: Helping Your Child Respond to Change

In the months leading up to the birth of my second child, my belly expanded- and expanded more- to amazing measures.  My friends and family marveled with me at the way a body can move and change to accommodate the baby.  It is an amazing phenomenon. But what is equally incredible and awe-inspiring, is what …

The Habits of Truly Content People

We live in a Social Media World.  In this strange alternate universe we have created in the 2000’s, people regularly share only their best moments, most flattering photos, and give a public highlight reel that features all the good times while omitting the things that aren’t so glamorous.  This pseudo world where everyone is happy …

The Best Way to Support a Friend in Crisis

She sat in front of me with her head in her hands.  She was frustrated, tired, and angry.  She is dealing with something major in her life, and also finds herself in the uncomfortable position of redirecting well-intentioned ‘help’ from friends who were making the current challenge even worse.  We have all been where she …

Claiming Your Happiness Back From the Shame Cycle

We have become a shame-based society.  Evidence of this is playing out in front of our eyes every day on social media.  Here, we see moms shaming other moms, older generations shaming younger ones, conservatives shaming liberals (and vice versa).  The list of shamers and shamees is endless.  What I am exposed to even more, …