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The Secret to Self-Care

The Secret to Self-Care

I don't know about you but I am always surprised by how difficult I find it to maintain my self-care routine. I know how much better I feel when I do 30 minutes of cardio or 30 minutes of mobility exercise (which is stretching/strength training in motion), and...

Getting Buy-In for a Vision

Getting Buy-In for a Vision

The game of 'telephone' was great for giggles when a pre-teen. However, the real-life effects of communication failures as adults rarely get the same response. Certainly the consequences tend to be larger and often longer-lasting, especially when attempting to have...

Weaving A Story of Food and Acceptance

Weaving A Story of Food and Acceptance

I recently had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with Jared Levenson from "Eating Enlightenment" for a podcast interview. We covered a lot of topics, including shame, it's relationship to eating disorders, religious ideology and my own journey from fundamentalism...

Losing Sight of the Real You

Losing Sight of the Real You

Imagine looking in the mirror and seeing someone else's face. Frightened? Confused? Wondering whether you're dreaming? The level of concern here connects us to why we get frustrated when other people don't seem to see us accurately. We act in an 'as if' universe,...

Sharing Humanity Within Conflict

Sharing Humanity Within Conflict

Raised voices. Increased heartrate. Narrowed vision. All the physical hallmarks of a discussion that devolved into argumentation and conflict. That these same physical experiences can also be seen when participating in a game with a team or during intensely intimate...

Culture as Reality Shaping

Culture as Reality Shaping

Communication is more than words being exchanged between two or more people. It's also more than the non-verbal physical cues made famous by such shows as "Lie to Me." When people engage in dialogue, they're seeking to build a relationship of perspective with reality...

We Cannot Divorce People From Culture

We Cannot Divorce People From Culture

Does the clothing make the person or the person make the clothing? While this question is typically related to dresses and women, the inquiry knows no gender. At the heart of the question is a consideration of the relationship between the created and the creator,...

A Universe of Perspective

A Universe of Perspective

Stories are how we bind individual perception and social reality. Consider from a nautical metaphor, where stories are the lines connecting individual boats with the social pier. Sure, the boat exists but until it gets close enough to dock, the details of its make are...

Stop Setting Goals, Start Living From Values

Stop Setting Goals, Start Living From Values

Starting from a deficit is always frustrating because after all the work done and resources used to get oneself to the surface, you often find yourself exhausted by the journey. Further, deficit thinking has us defining ourselves from the perspective of where we're...

Putting Consequences in their Place

Putting Consequences in their Place

Working with clients going through difficult times, many questions come up concerning fairness, justice, and responsibility. The world, it becomes painfully obvious, doesn't respond to our thoughts the way we'd like. Our pictures/stories of 'what should be' rarely...

You Are Not the Sum of Your Parts

You Are Not the Sum of Your Parts

When I was a kid there was a toy I loved, a kaleidoscope of sorts, where you looked in one end and by turning the other end, sifted grains of multi-colored sand to make different patterns. You couldn't add any new grains, you couldn't change the colors. The only thing...

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