Raise the bar for what you will allow

This is the problem that I see myself, and most women I know, struggle with: tolerating what is in fact unworkable and ultimately, intolerable. The job with the boss who asks that we come in late even after we’ve already said that coming in late has compromised our family life, too much. The partner who […]


Building Resilience: How to navigate your social media feeds with your nervous system intact

You? Someone who cares and who is disturbed deeply by the newly-elected president and the policies that he wants to enact. You? Also someone who feels like your nervous system is fried and it feels nearly impossible to respond to all of your friends on social media who are calling for you to take action. […]


how to take the first step

I was talking with a friend who was trying to decide how to handle a situation with a passive-aggressive family member. She wanted to take that first step of saying, very simply, “We need to change this conflict between us,” but she (understandably) feared what would happen, next. So often, we hesitate to take any […]