Future Authoring

Future Authoring

I like to think about my future self, and then take action to help her out.  My coping mechanism isn’t new or unique. Psychologist Benjamin Hardy in “Take Ownership of Your Future Self” clearly explains how important it is to take steps in the present to...

Anchors for 2021

Anchors for 2021

I’m stepping into 2021 a little more confidently because of the personal anchors in my life.  Loosely defined, “anchors” are behaviors that help stabilize us during the storms of life. The term is by no means new, but I’ve only just started to research it for personal...

The Beauty in the Breaks

The Beauty in the Breaks

A dear friend and I were texting about holiday gifts this year, and she shared that for 2020 she was giving wabi-sabi. I misread her text and thought she had typed wasabi and was envisioning rows of bottled spicy horseradish paste (with bows on top). But she corrected...

Can You Let Go of Perfectionism?

Can You Let Go of Perfectionism?

I have been listening to Alain De Botton’s talk on love and relationships. He often mentions the British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicot, whose famous phrase was that parents don’t need to be perfect just “good enough”.  This has made me think about how...

What Is Intuitive Eating?

What Is Intuitive Eating?

Intuitive eating can be a scary concept for many people.  If you have always believed you must follow a diet, the idea of simply eating what you want can be quite overwhelming.  Diets are so appealing because of the structure they provide:  if you...

The Complex Idea of Wellbeing

The Complex Idea of Wellbeing

The idea of wellbeing presented by the wellness industry is somewhat limiting. Having a healthy body (or a body that is deemed healthy-looking by social standards) completely dismisses the notion that humans are complex beings in need of social and spiritual...

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