Self-Care: Learning to Meet the Inner Critic with Compassion

Meeting the inner critic with compassion? How in the world can I do that? Is that even possible?! This week I had several opportunities to meet face-to-face with my inner critic, and I’d like to tell you about one of those times. Monday afternoon, as I was attending...

Self-Care: An Experience in Parenting

I learned a valuable lesson last week. I was in the middle of a busy workday when I received a text from my daughter, asking me if I could come get her from school. To be honest, my initial thoughts were “No, I can’t leave the office, I’m in the middle of some work...
Why Self-Care?

Why Self-Care?

I notice how frequently I get tied up in the knot of perfectionism, people-pleasing, and the overwhelm of extending myself too much–ignoring my deeper needs until my body and/or emotions scream out in protest. When I stop and take a breath, I realize that I have...