Confronting the Inner Critic

August 31, 2023

Criticism, at its simplest definition, is the expression of disapproval. We have all experienced criticism in our lives. Maybe it was delivered through an unforgiving teacher, overly critical parent, unhappy partner, micromanaging boss, or angry customer. When reflecting on our own experiences, we remember the feelings that arose after receiving expressions of disapproval. Common reactions […]

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The Hidden Faces of Domestic Abuse

October 26, 2022

Domestic abuse is sneaky, it’s crafty, and it is invisible to the untrained eye. It rears its ugly head in many forms. And let’s call it what it is. It is using psychological violence against another person as a way to manipulate and exert control. You don’t have to lay a finger on someone to abuse them.

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Feeling Shame During the Holidays

December 15, 2020

This holiday season, what would it look like to show up as your authentic self?

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Your Fear Doesn’t Predict Your Future

September 17, 2018

Abide. Dwell. Trust. Growing up in the south, these may be words that you are familiar with. Anxiety. Shame. Hurt. These may be words that are equally as familiar to you. Do you struggle with anxiety? Describe your anxiety as an object. For me, it becomes a hamster on a wheel. Or sometimes, I picture […]

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Humility and Freedom

March 7, 2018

It’s tax season. I know this because I have to complete my taxes. But I’m also reminded of tax season as I drive to work and see the same man dressed as the Statue of Liberty waving around a sign. At first, I felt bad for the guy. But as I kept driving he kept […]

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