Strong Relationships

Creating strong and authentic connections with others can be a layered and complicated process—but one that is worth the effort. It requires a deep self-understanding of what we bring to any relationship based upon previous experiences and personality. It can also fuel some of our deepest fears and insecurities. Almost always, it also requires the willingness to be vulnerable and open to how we are showing up.

The Gift of Embracing Fear

The Gift of Embracing Fear

When I figured out how to embrace fear and uncertainty instead of bury it in the recesses of my consciousness, things changed in a big way. What’s the worst thing that can happen? The question burned in my ears five years ago when I met with an insurance broker to...

The Little Things that Comfort Me During Covid

The Little Things that Comfort Me During Covid

My home’s property abuts that of a Baptist church, the construction of which apparently caused some resentment on the part of the previous owners of our house—who I suppose felt it would obstruct their pristine backyard view. But the church has never bothered me. In...

Intimacy at a Zoom Funeral—Take that, COVID.

Intimacy at a Zoom Funeral—Take that, COVID.

This past weekend, I attended a Zoom funeral. It was my first, for a man I neither knew nor had ever met, who passed after contracting COVID-19 in his assisted living facility. He was the father of a friend—a husband, father, grandfather, and companion—widely admired,...

Acceptance of Coronavirus-Related Fear

Acceptance of Coronavirus-Related Fear

On March 15th, two days after the declaration of a national emergency concerning the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the line of cars filing into my local grocery store parking lot telegraphed the buzz of desperation inside. But something else surfaced amid the controlled...

Respect the Ingredients of Your Fear

Respect the Ingredients of Your Fear

You might not often mention fear and bread in the same breath–although fear of a belly bulge prompts many to swear off the doughy, yeasty miracle. But I would argue that the process of baking bread is a metaphor for how we handle our fears. Consider that both fear and...

I Did What Scared Me the Most — and It Changed My Life

I Did What Scared Me the Most — and It Changed My Life

When I turned forty, I was married with two young children, leaning wholeheartedly into the role of caring for my family. I lived in a lovely home in an affluent neighborhood in Connecticut, grateful that I could stay at home with my son and daughter. But as I...

I was Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder at 40.

I was Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder at 40.

As a little girl, I believed that a ghost lived in my closet. I feared it would run amok while I slept, if not held back by a firmly closed door (never considering that the incorporeal interloper might just ooze through the wood). One night, noticing during tuck-in...

Social Media FOMO Can Backfire

Social Media FOMO Can Backfire

The holidays can serve up rich and meaningful moments with family and friends-- and trigger a drive to digitally broadcast each and every one. But sharing can turn into oversharing, leading to a feverish social media focus that can actually make us feel worse. Here's...

Fear in your Work Life: Fact or Fiction?

Fear in your Work Life: Fact or Fiction?

When you think about fear in your professional life, you might consider your relationship with your work, manager, colleagues or clients. But do you also consider your relationship with yourself? If you don't, consider this: The inner dialogue that your brain creates...

Ready to dig in?

Let's shed light on what's scaring you.

Take a short survey to find out more about your fear and get my non-salesy encouragement and insight.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

FIND YOUR FEAR

Let's shed light on what's scaring you.

The Find Your Fear Resources here, based on my research and experience, get you on your way.

You have Successfully Subscribed!