November 20, 2019

With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s time for us to take a pause and do a check-in about how we’re feeling and getting familiar with what we need. This is the time of year that has expectations for your days to be filled with peace, warmth, tradition, a...

November 4, 2019

My experience with pledging was not anything Lifetime would be interested in, but it was challenging. I remember thinking how terrible it was to be woken up at random hours and sent to do crazy tasks. How there always seemed to be sisters around watching you, and how a...

October 23, 2019

I have always dealt with mild anxiety. It’s the form in which my shame likes to visit me in the middle of the night. I have talked about it in the past. It is much like in my book: The Awfulizer sets up at the foot of my bed and regales me with all the ways I messed up...

October 11, 2019

A friend of mine on Facebook posted this blog: Stop Making Everything Perfect for Your Child. It basically says you have to let your kid fail, not make the team or be disappointed, because that is the only way they are going to learn anything. 

First, let me say I agree...

September 11, 2019

Holy Embarrassing Batman

I write a lot on here about my shame struggle and journey. Really, it is the only thing I write about currently. While I think it is important, I also don’t think it is all I have to talk about. So today I am gifting you with my most EMBARRASSIN...

August 28, 2019

I have a hard time slowing down and stopping. There always seems to be something more to do, another project to start or something to clean. I used to praise myself for this — or, at the very least, think that this was a positive attribute. I never stopped (get it?) to...

August 17, 2019

I have talked before about The Awfulizer and a bit about the journey that brought me to the story. The book (I have a book, guys!) is about to be released, so I thought I would talk a little bit more about it and the process. 

I started therapy for shame back in 2016. I...

July 31, 2019

My daughter had to have a stranger perform the Heimlich on her this past Sunday at dinner. It was a terrifying few minutes that felt like hours. She had been talking with friends of ours and eating chips. Well, she laughed as she was chewing and a chip got lodged down....

A few weekends ago, I was exhausted. I had a crazy week leading up to it, and by the time the weekend came, I was out of it. I was also in the middle of a very good book. One that I was really into. So, do you know what I did? I spent all morning Saturday lying on the...

June 26, 2019

Some of the biggest breakthroughs I’ve experienced clinically have been the result of my clients letting go of shame programing. This may come as a surprise knowing that the majority of my clients come into my clinic with chronic pain, sleeping, and digestive issues. O...

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