Extraordinary in an ordinary life

It is important to set goals to keep oneself motivated and moving forward. When we are young, those goals are obvious – graduate from high school, make the varsity team, get accepted into a college, buy a house, get married, get pregnant. But what are your personal goals when you’ve achieved the obvious milestones ofContinue reading “Extraordinary in an ordinary life”

Imposter syndrome and female leadership

I have recently noticed a trend amongst my female clients. When offered an opportunity for a promotion or a new challenge, they frequently hesitate to accept it because of worries about how they will be perceived in this new position or activity. They worry about whether they will be able to master the new challengesContinue reading “Imposter syndrome and female leadership”

What are we doing?

I find myself wondering lately about what we’re doing. How soon can we get back to normal? What is normal? Should we be trying to get back to normal? How can we go back to normal given the horrible fault lines and ugly attitudes displayed lately. Am I a bad person because I’m thinking aboutContinue reading “What are we doing?”

Collective trauma

I wrote yesterday about the things that clients often say and I felt worried after I finished it about how frustrated the tone was. I wasn’t even aware of how frustrated and tired I was feeling. I took a nap yesterday afternoon after I finished with clients and I slept for two hours. Hard. That’sContinue reading “Collective trauma”

Sandpipers among the waves

Our family has just returned from our one week vacation from the four walls of our house. I was reminded how much a change of scenery can jar you out of your established routine and force attention on small actions and activities. Even if that change of scenery is mostly just a different house forContinue reading “Sandpipers among the waves”

Cognitive Dissonance in the age of COVID

I’m wondering how everyone is handling the incredible rise in COVID-19 cases in this country. We live in Texas, home to one of the worst areas of community spread currently in the country or the world. We’re facing a fall where our children cannot go back to school. Where we cannot resume social interactions forContinue reading “Cognitive Dissonance in the age of COVID”

How I learned to stop worrying and love Tiana’s Splash Mountain

I have not been a person historically comfortable with change. I don’t think this makes me particularly unique amongst human beings as we are generally not comfortable with change. But, the mere thought of change has generally sent me into an emotional state and caused such distress that I am unwilling and unable to putContinue reading “How I learned to stop worrying and love Tiana’s Splash Mountain”

The Flâneur

I have spent a great deal of time over the past several months thinking about travel. Longing for travel. Cancelling planned travel. Planning more travel. Cancelling that travel. Something about not being able to leave one’s home makes one absolutely desperate to, well, leave one’s home. I’m incredibly fortunate to have this be a sourceContinue reading “The Flâneur”