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The best advice I ever received came from a family member about 10 years ago. I don’t remember what I was saying (probably something really nice) when an uncle interrupted me abruptly and said, “You are one of those people that just wants everyone to like you! I can’t stand you people. You need to let that go.” Maybe I should have been offended, but instead I felt immediately showered in light. I didn’t have a...

Prevention. How to keep ourselves from being unnecessarily vulnerable. As we take these critical immediate measures, it’s painfully obvious as each day passes that these solutions aren’t sustainable. This is life, but this is no way to live. The pandemic is showing us how deeply connected we all are, and how even our smallest actions have impact, for better or for worse. The questions we need to ask ourselves right now are: “What are the sustainable solutions...

When I was a kid, I often had trouble going to sleep. I would plod down the steps in a pink frilly rayon nightgown, my mother clasping my hand. She’d place a kid-sized plastic cup, also pink, in the microwave with what couldn’t have been more than a half cup of milk. Sixty seconds later, my belly would be full of warm liquid, and my eyelids would get a little heavier. Then back to my room, under...

The world most of us grew up in taught us to look at our issues (mental health, physical, etc.) through the lens of the medical model. This model studies, diagnoses, and treats symptoms. There are problems, and there are answers. And often between these two points, there is a doctor or psychologist who has the authority to treat you. Now, the medical model can be super effective, and there are many great docs and mental...

Recently, I had a conversation about my commitment to impeccable self care with a good friend who is deeply tired due to caregiving. At some point, she leaned in and asked, “Isn’t it selfish to do these practices?”. My answer to this question is an emphatic “NO”. I believe it is quite the opposite, actually. Like my friend, I suspect that you are someone who cares deeply for your people. Your care and concern for the...

The other night in conversation, I told my boyfriend that if I wasn’t me, that I would hope to hang out with someone just like me. Given my history of negative self-talk and toxic thought patterns (that I am still working very hard on), this statement I made surprised me. Yet, I still felt it to be so true. So, I started thinking about why I would like to hang out with myself. The first...