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The 100 Pound Backpack

The 100 Pound Backpack

Photo by Mark Gleeson from Pexels Living with unhealed emotional wounds is like running a marathon without knowing you’re strapped to a hundred-pound backpack. I didn’t know I was handicapped by my unhealed past. I really believed that because I had survived it, there...
What makes a good relationship good?

What makes a good relationship good?

Just for fun imagine that, after getting to know your partner well enough to recognize that you were interested in them, they told you they wanted to talk. Let’s create a couple for this imagination. Meet Pat and Taylor. Feel free to assign gender roles as you wish. A...
A client’s struggle with codependency

A client’s struggle with codependency

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels I am often inspired and educated by my coaching clients whose life experiences model what does and doesn’t work in life. As fellow humans, my clients struggle with many of the same issues I too have struggled with. In my own...
Not Broken

Not Broken

Photo by Ikowh Babayev from Pexels We’re not really broken. I know it can feel that way.  It can feel hopeless. But it’s not. You can break the cycle. Doing so may be the most important thing you ever do in your life. I came from a long line of...
Texting Trigger

Texting Trigger

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels When I woke up Friday morning I checked my phone and noticed a preview of a text which included the words, “you are lying to me.”  I assumed someone must have been drunk texting the wrong number. “This should be fun,” I thought....