Micro-Victories: January In Retrospect

January was a roller-coaster of a month, which began with extreme optimism and spiraled down into mild disappointment. However, the theme of the month turned out to be micro-victories. In spite of a pervasive and crushing sense of worry and my hapless grasping for control, I did make some progress. Self-Growth Wins Maintained a daily... Continue Reading →

Intentions and Expectaions

As a child, I loved playing with my brother's wooden train tracks. I was particularly interested in the switches--those forks in the road that allowed the train to either continue forward or swerve to the right. As I would guide the wooden train down the path, the wheels would occasionally catch on the wrong grooves.... Continue Reading →

Creating Your Own Metrics for Success

I’ve been doing freelance writing on the side for nearly ten years, though nowadays I’m only working with one client. She’s a professional athlete and I recently helped her caption an Instagram post celebrating an exciting, yet somewhat scary, middle-age milestone. Milestone birthdays tend to stir up emotions and force us to contemplate what we’ve... Continue Reading →

Listening To Your Life

My good friend recently went through a breakup, and her therapist suggested that maybe she didn't listen to her inner voice when entering the relationship; maybe she ignored the little voice that told her that he wasn't a great fit. I think may of us do just that when it comes to our relationships, jobs,... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Small Successes

One of my biggest stumbling blocks is that I tend to set wonderfully lofty goals but fail to acknowledge my accomplishments when I reach those goals. I take for granted the time, effort and energy I've invested into arriving just where I am today. In several recent discussion, I've mentioned feeling a bit disappointed. I... Continue Reading →

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