Taking Compliments

Taking Compliments

How do you take compliments? Do you just say “thank you”? Or do you deflect? Do you say something like-“Oh this old thing”, “I got it for $5”, “I have had it forever”.Why do you think that you do that? Deflecting is a learned behavior and a lot of us do it. I noticed...
Learning your lessons

Learning your lessons

Throughout our school lives we have been taught to work hard and get good grades. This is our training. We are taught that failure is bad. If you fail you haven’t worked hard enough, you haven’t done what you are supposed to do. In a school situation, this may be...
Letting go

Letting go

When I used to get upset about something, I tended to hold on to the anger. I could get mad just thinking about the story. I got upset hours longer than the incident even took. I could spin out for days, sometimes weeks.   ​ What was this about? As I looked at...
Me, Myself and I

Me, Myself and I

I initiated my first divorce. I remember when he moved out. I remember coming home to an empty house. I was alone, all by myself. I felt lost. I had moment of panic. This was my new reality. I had friends and a good career and lots of hobbies. That didn’t help my...
Take in the Love

Take in the Love

Going through a breakup can be very sad and you can feel alone, like nobody loves you. We tend to feel like we need to be part of a couple to feel love. I am here to say that that is not true. I am single and I feel more love now than I ever have in the past, even...