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Being Human

Being Human

Real Talk: We’re so effing hard on ourselves and each other. Being human is hard. There’s just no way around it. All of us—truly every single one of us are challenged in different ways to find the balance of being a stable, healthy, loving, blissful being on the...
Why we Willingly Carry our Burdens Around

Why we Willingly Carry our Burdens Around

I’ve noticed how often myself and those around me convince ourselves that carrying burdens is worth the weight (and the wait). It’s as if we’ve accepted that feeling weighed down by life is just a “part of the deal.” We’ll feel light and good when we get the...
Emotional Whiplash—What it is & What to Do About It.

Emotional Whiplash—What it is & What to Do About It.

We all chase good feelings—I think that’s a given. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that, for a majority of humanity, this is what we make life all about. Even when we do things that are hard—things we find highly unpleasant—we do so with the self-assurance that some...
I Still Care, Even if I’m Not There

I Still Care, Even if I’m Not There

Life has a way of taking us away from each other. We leave for so many reasons. Lovers’ quarrels. Moving cross-country. University graduations. Even the slow passage of time simply changing us. The chemistry loses its magic. Surely we never intend for relationships to...
The Paradox of the Extroverted Empath

The Paradox of the Extroverted Empath

I have a pretty clear image of the “classic empath” in my mind. She’s shy and sensitive and loves nothing more than curling up with a good book, a cup of tea, and a pair of socks she probably knit herself. She’s a gentle soul, deeply in touch with her emotions and...
Love Beyond Condition

Love Beyond Condition

I have been lonely damn near all my life, but I never gave up on love. As a little girl, it never occurred to me that I would have to think, say, or act a certain way to be loved. It never occurred to me that it wasn’t normal protocol to throw my arms around someone...