Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 69: Approval-Seeking, External vs. Internal Rest, Benefits of Meditation, & Why It’s Okay to Stay Small Sometimes

Whose approval are you seeking? On this week’s episode, Tracey and I have a meandering conversation sparked by this question, exploring all the ways we seek approval and how we can learn to stop looking outside ourselves for validation. We discuss why we continue to seek approval from our parents even as adults, how social media can exacerbate this need …

On Feeling Sad, Summer Shame, & Tips For Dealing With Reverse SAD

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ~John Steinbeck PSA:  It’s okay if you don’t love summer. The truth is, I don’t either. In fact, it is my least favorite season. I typically just survive through the summer months (barely), getting through them each year by reminding myself on an almost …