A couple of months ago I shared with you about some difficult emotions, specifically anger and resentment, that had been building in me for a while and my growth edges when it comes to feeling and expressing anger. Because of my early experiences with anger and the unhealthy ways I saw it … [Read more...] about What Is Your Anger Telling You?
How are you doing at honoring your limits? I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit how much I still struggle in this area of my life. Boundaries and self-care are areas where I have helped hundreds of people through coaching, teaching, and facilitation, yet they are my perennial stumbling … [Read more...] about Are You Honoring Your Limits?
There are times when all I really need is for someone to tell me: “You are doing so well.” Some of you may need that, too. I’d like to be the one to tell you today: You, dear soul, are doing so well. It’s true that I don’t know your exact story, nor do I know what all you have done today or in … [Read more...] about You Are Doing So Well
I have resisted writing this specific Daily Anchor (DA) for nearly three months now. The topic came to me around the same time I started writing these DAs, but I put it in my idea garden for a later time. I knew that I would eventually be pulled to write about this and I also knew that there … [Read more...] about Take a Breath
Prior to COVID, Charlie and I often went out for Sunday morning brunch. We called it our date brunch; we would often spend hours just talking, connecting, and ensuring we were making quality time together a priority. Our schedules are generally very full and we learned a long time ago that we … [Read more...] about Beyond Just Surviving
I learned long ago that being in nature is one of the most cathartic things I can do for myself. To stay grounded and centered I need time outdoors. And, when I am having a rough time, I almost always feel better if I can make time to get outside. Recently I was having a rough couple of days; it … [Read more...] about A Lesson from Nature
There are an endless number of reasons why many of us are feeling fatigued right now. We’re still trying to get our footing in this new world of COVID. Yes, I realize we’re more than three months into life with COVID-19 (Ugh, if it doesn’t feel like years, though!), but it is still new and it … [Read more...] about What’s Behind the Fatigue?
Wherever you are you are home. With so much change and uncertainty in our world today it’s important for us to have a home where we can feel safe, comfortable, and nourished. If we are fortunate, we have a physical location (a house or apartment or other structure) that feels … [Read more...] about At Home Wherever You Are
For myself and many others, I know there was great anticipation for this new decade. This year, 2020, was going to be the start of a better decade. We felt a swell of hope, and had intentions to better our lives. Now, nearly halfway into this first year of the new decade, I think most of us can … [Read more...] about United in Grief
After work one day last week, I set up a lounger in our backyard and started a fire in our firepit and just sat for about three hours. It was exactly what I needed. No devices. No other people. Over the last couple of decades, I’ve found more and more time regularly to be completely alone. When I … [Read more...] about Practicing Solitude
Who do you love? Can you love all people? Will you? What do you love? Can you love all things? Will you? How do you love? Can you love gently? Will you? Can you love fiercely? Will you? Love is gentle; it is also fierce. It can show up as a cry, as a laugh, as a shout, as a … [Read more...] about Love Is Your True Home
We are living in a time of great unrest and uncertainty. We can all feel it. The COVID crisis and the swell of outrage over social injustices are being felt all over the world. Regardless of how phenomenal your boundaries and self-care practices are, you are undoubtedly feeling a lot right … [Read more...] about Self-Care on the Front Lines and Beyond
How have you been treating yourself today? How about the last week? The last few weeks? Where has your focus and energy been directed? How are you feeling? How is your body feeling? Your heart? Your mind? Your soul? What might it look like if you treated yourself like a child you loved? Or, … [Read more...] about Give Yourself the Love You’d Give a Child
Since I started writing these Daily Anchors about three months ago I have been keeping a list of ideas and topics that I might want to write about one day. It’s a long list. ;-) One of the topics that has been hanging out on my list for the last couple of months is … [Read more...] about Please Forgive Yourself
Excitement. Joy. Relief. Confidence. Love. Amusement. Hope. We’ve all experienced these positive emotions at some point in our lives. Rage. Fear. Despair. Shame. Embarrassment. Grief. Disgust. We’ve all experienced these emotions, as well. Do you notice within yourself a level of discomfort … [Read more...] about There Are No Negative Emotions
You are a miracle. There is and will only ever be one of you. Really stop to think about that. Sit with that truth. You and you alone will only ever be the miracle that is you. That is phenomenal. That scared, lonely child looking for connection and love was a miracle. This scared, lonely … [Read more...] about You Are a Miracle
What is within you that is in need of acknowledgment? What is asking to be seen? For me, today, it is grief. Of all the emotions I have felt in my lifetime, grief feels unlike any other in the all-encompassing nature of it. It can feel like so much. So big. At times even more than I think I can … [Read more...] about Because I Grieve
Many of us remember timeouts from our childhood, or have mandated them for our own children. Even if we didn’t get put in timeouts ourselves or use them with our own children, we have a pretty good idea of why timeouts happened. Someone wasn’t “acting right” and an adult assigned them to take … [Read more...] about Time Out: 4 Steps for Checking In to Make Better Choices