One Hard Look at..

The Rope

I can't even begin to tell you how many relationships I have been in where I held on to hope with all my might until it was clear there was no cavalry coming to save the relationship. So I stayed down in that well of hope, expecting that one day I would be lifted out and my expectations would become a reality. Let me tell you, that rarely happens. Yet I still never give up hope. I think hope is crucial to success and happiness. As long as two people have hope, anything ca

Insomnia

This older poem sums me up in a nutshell: over thinker, dreamer, lover. I love hard but I think way too much about it and it can keep me up at night. Sometimes it has nothing to do with love and I am just not ready for the day to end and a new day to begin. There is too much to think about. Just another hour, then I will go to sleep. . . . . . #lovingyou #lovehard #insomnia #overthinking #obsessing #timetomeditate #timeforselfcare #selfcare #sleep #shutitdown #selfimprove

Line Drawing

Sometimes when I'm doing self-improvement work I beat myself up over things I have done wrong. But when the problem doesn't go away I often realize that it's because I didn't set boundaries or I didn't stick to them. If you've done everything you can and you set clear boundaries then it's time to forgive yourself and step back. This applies to family, friends, clients and colleagues. Every part of life can benefit from healthy boundaries. #selfimprovement #boundaries #SelfCar

Spirituality

When I was a child, probably around 4th grade, my parents told me that I had to explore religion. They suggested Sunday School but said I could choose any religion I would like and attend whatever equivalent of Sunday School they offered. I wanted to be Jewish because our closest family friends were Jewish and I adored the culture but, unfortunately, I don't believe it works that way without marrying into a Jewish family. At the time I was pretty ignorant about any Eastern

Therapy

When I was younger I never would have imagined that I would become a cheerleader for therapy. Then a difficult situation that I had no control over gave me no choice but to ask for help. It was survival time and I needed help navigating the murky waters of life. My new life guide, or life vest as she feels like at times because therapy definitely keeps me afloat, is everything I have ever looked for in a therapist. I tried therapy maybe twice in high school and a short per