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What Are You Worth?

What are you worth? How do you estimate that? Most people that I encounter believe, (in theory,) that human beings are priceless. However, when it comes to self-assessment, those same people will try to gauge their worth in terms of what they produce, how much they contribute, or whether or not they are “a good […]

Emotions 101

Where do feelings come from? Do they simply drop out of the sky and invade our minds? Is there some rampant toddler storming through our minds picking emotions off of a shelf and throwing them into play in our lives? Feelings often seem to be just that random and uncontrollable. Emotions just… happen. Or do […]

Parenting 101: Worry

“But I’m a Mom!  I HAVE to worry!!” I have a number of clients, friends and colleagues who come from cultures where parents, and especially mothers, are tacitly trained to believe that worrying about their kids is required, as it validates how deeply they care for their children.  I completely understand that swimming against the […]

Trust Your Feelings

Growing up, I often heard the phrase, “Don’t trust your feelings!” as if feelings were some alien invader intent on destroying our lives.  In truth, feelings are simply the chemical firings in our bodies that correlate with our assessments of situations.  In a way, they are like breadcrumbs that can lead us to a deeper […]

Be the Big Dog

Fear has the ability to derail us like few other emotions.  It sneaks in and infiltrates our thinking without our awareness at times.  We feel, “passionate” about an issue; convinced of a cause.  When we peek behind the curtain, however, we find Fear quietly pulling the marionette strings on our behaviors without our knowledge or consent. […]