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Emotional Self-Regulation

"Why do I feel this way, and how do I fix it?" Whether it’s stress from work, a fight in a relationship, or triggering family drama,...

Turn your ideas into your livelihood

I recently attended a small group meeting for young adults on the Autism spectrum that inspired me to write a piece on small business...

Faith in Your Financial Choices

If the devil is doubt, then what sows faith? In a world where we doubt ourselves and criticize our neighbors, finding simplicity and...

A post to honor your dual nature

You can be soft and fierce. Graceful and assertive. “A business leader and an activist.” For a long time I have struggled with the forces...

Validating Emotions

When a child is crying in my therapy session, I often validate the emotion by reiterating how they feel: “You are so sad,” I say in a...

Not where, but awareness

Who you are remains constant in the moment you are in right now. You are not your body, not your mind. You are the awareness of the body...

Overcoming Fear

There comes a time when we should all take a sheet of paper out and write down our fears, all the hideous, hidden, toxic messages that...

Reflections

Today I’m tired. Today is the 4th of April, 2019. I had some meetings this week after Monday, and now I’m completely out of commission....

Sort of like inertia

I imagine that to go through life effortlessly on the first tack, then to acquire a disability on the downwind run, is a bit like sailing...

The shortest distance between 2 points

In sailing, when we sail upwind, we zigzag. As in life, we usually do not progress linearly to a destination. The process of becoming,...

The client as a mirror

“Some people come into your life as blessings. Other people come into your life as lessons.” —Mother Teresa As I think about my journey...

Releasing Expectation

I went sailing today after church on a 52-foot beneteau with a great group of people in Charleston. I felt a sense of joy to be back at...

Unlimited

“This drastic experience we call the major crisis. All egocentricity leads toward it. Moreover, it should be welcomed; for through its...

Finding a task to set you free.

After 2 years of graduate school, six months of fieldwork in Occupational Therapy, 4 years of undergraduate studies, 5 years of working...