Category Archives: Miscellaneous


Every person reading this post has faced some hardship in life such as rejection, divorce, unemployment, death of a loved one, loneliness, or an illness. When life puts you in touch with your tremendous vulnerability, it is natural to experience fear and to have a sense of trepidation as you move forward. After all, you understand clearly that simply living your life exposes you to risk. Continue reading

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Fall Seven Times and Stand up Eight

“Fall seven times and stand up eight.” Japanese Proverb When life knocks you down, it can be a humbling experience you register as failure.  I love the saying above because it is a reminder that people need to expand their … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned about People

My work affords me the amazing privilege of hearing the most intimate details of people’s lives, obviously for the purpose of being of some help to them.  I’ve been officially licensed as a psychologist for 17 years, but have done one … Continue reading

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Listening to Shame

Dr. Brene Brown’s first talk on the power of vulnerability was an instant hit.  I believe her success is directly related to her courage to speak authentically and her ability to shine a light on the most vulnerable aspects … Continue reading

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Living with Your Hands Off Your Ears

Learning and growth only happen when we are willing to step out of our comfort zone, despite the fear and apprehension of doing so.  Immersing ourselves in the feared experience allows us to learn from it.  Here’s a great talk … Continue reading

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Life can move so fast that it’s easy to miss the small moments that ultimately define a lifetime.  This video by William Hoffman serves as a reminder to be more mindful of these moments in our daily lives.

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Strength in Vulnerability

Is it weak to seek help?  Do feelings of vulnerability, fear, or helplessness signal that you are not strong enough?  If you lose an ability because of illness, injury, or aging, does that mean you are now weaker? One of the things I frequently … Continue reading

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