If You Want More, Stop Accepting Less

Victimized? This week I had the great fortune of engaging in meaningful dialogue with a group of my supervisees. There were many topics up for discussion but one really captured my attention – “How do we find work in the field that is not traumatizing?” This may seem like a loaded question, but I don’t … Read more

Set Limits…But Don’t Expect People to Like It

Levels to Setting Limits Loss and care taking have deepened my experience of setting healthy boundaries. My father died from cancer 4 years ago this month. My mom was diagnosed with moderate Alzheimer’s shortly after my father’s death. Walking alongside those painful experiences with them meant (and continues to mean) that I had to be … Read more

Today Didn’t Go as Planned

Less than 5 Minutes on the Treadmill Today I decided to go to the gym. It would have been my first time this year. I feel better when I get to the gym regularly for a 1 hour walk and 5 minute cool down. Less than 5 minutes after settling upon the right treadmill, I … Read more

Boundaries, Scheduling and People Pleasing…

Anyone who knows me even peripherally… knows I’m a prolific scheduler! Aspects of my work and personal schedule were mapped out for 2016 two months ago! Going back to the days of the multi-ring binder Franklin Planners and the Palm Pilot…or even my college planner…I’ve used scheduling primarily as a way to- set my intention for … Read more