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This Automatic Life

This Automatic Life

Photo by Min An: As children, when painful or scary things happened, we needed to understand why. If a reasonable explanation wasn’t provided, we made one up. Understanding why a painful thing happened can help us avoid or prevent it from happening again. It is common...
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...
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....