Be Nice to Yourself. You Did the Best You Could.

“The most sophisticated people I know — inside they are all children.” ~Jim Henson On my desk at home, I keep a photo of myself at approximately two years old. Aside from being adorable, this photo reminds me that I haven’t always been the full grown, slightly neurotic, culturally conditioned, emotional baggage-toting, self-armoring, surprisingly skeptical version of myself I am today. …

My Cat is a Jerk & Other Truths About Letting Go

“There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats.” ~Albert Schweitzer I’ve learned a lot about life and love and relationships from my cat. (Stay with me here. I know it seems like this is just going to be a story about how I turned into a cat lady and started obsessing about my feline …

Why Balance is Elusive But Alignment is Essential

“Something is always born of excess:  great art was born of  great terror, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them.” ~Anaïs Nin Ostensibly, I am in the business of balance. I mean, you hear acupuncturists talk about balance all the time, right? And yes! Balance is good. But talking about balance from a purely theoretical perspective can …

Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 34: How to Navigate Challenging Family Dynamics, Set Clear Boundaries, & Actually Enjoy the Holidays This Year

How do you make the most of challenging family dynamics during obligatory holiday events? Good question, huh? On this week’s episode of Curious & Curiouser, Tracey and I are attempting to answer it and offering some advice about how to set clear but compassionate boundaries with family members as the holiday season approaches. This conversation is full of practical, actionable …