Category Archives: Relationships

What it Means to “Hold Space” for People, Plus Eight Tips on How to Do it Well

What does it mean to hold space for someone else? It means that we are willing to walk alongside another person in whatever journey they’re on without judging them, making them feel inadequate, trying to fix them, or trying to impact the outcome. Continue reading

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Was Robin Williams a Coward?

So we can all judge Robin Williams and say that he was a “coward” or “should have gotten more help” or “should have thought about his wife and kids,” but that isn’t what this story is about. Continue reading

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Turning People into Trees

When you go out in the woods and you look at trees,
you see all these different trees.
And some of them are bent, and some of them
are straight, and some of them are evergreens,
and some of them are whatever.
And you look at the tree and you allow it. Continue reading

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Mommy Not So Dearest

How could you not love your mother? Shouldn’t you want to be close to her? Isn’t it bad to want her out of your life? Continue reading

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The Goose Story

The Goose Story Continue reading

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The Gift of Forgiveness

It is impossible to get through life without being hurt by somebody. All of us know how painful it is to be the target of gossip, lies, or thoughtless remarks. Some have even been wounded by infidelity, abuse, or an … Continue reading

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Self-Compassion

An amazing resource I have been sharing with clients recently is a book by Dr. Kristin Neff called Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind.  Dr. Neff is a faculty member and researcher at The University of Texas at Austin. … Continue reading

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