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Reset your life

Reset your life

How do you reset your life after a big transition, while honoring the places you’ve been and paths you’ve walked? As I celebrate the 100th episode of the Your Courageous Life podcast, I’m offering a metaphor for how we can think of this time of pre- and post-pandemic...

How to turn around a bad day

How to turn around a bad day

*First, let’s put on our critical thinking hats: Of course I am not minimizing clinical depression by saying that these are a few tips n’ tricks for someone struggling with a biochemical issue. While it’s always possible that these ideas might help, someone who is...

Create better relationships

Create better relationships

“On some level it all comes down to Feeling Better versus Getting Better. Repressing information about ourselves or our friends, creating scapegoats as a way to avoid our problems, using shunning to unite a clique and create group identity—all of these make people...

Narcissism and gaslighting

Narcissism and gaslighting

Let’s talk about narcissism and gaslighting. If you’ve been on the internet at all since the Trump Administration, you know that there is regular and ongoing discussion of narcissism and gaslighting, because there’s been ongoing speculation that Trump is a clinical...

Committed to being offended

Committed to being offended

Committed to being offended? What’s that? It’s what’s going on in those relationships where no matter what you do, no matter how much you stretch or bend or try to make things work, the person interprets everything you’re doing through the lens of thinking you’re...

When people resent your happiness

When people resent your happiness

It’s painful, but true--sometimes, you get happier, but people resent your happiness. When people resent your happiness, you may be struggling with knowing what to do. How do you maintain what you’ve worked for and created, without losing the connection with that...