How Do I Love Me Let Me Count the Ways

Sounds a little narcissistic, right? That’s certainly not what Elizabeth Barrett Browning had in mind when she wrote her famous sonnet “How Do I Love Thee“. And the “Love Yourself” mantra seems saturated in the world of self-help. But please hear me out. How Do I Love Me Let Me Count the Ways As the […]

Judgment, Blame, and Shame Meet the Little Voice in My Head

Judgment, Blame, and Shame Meet the Little Voice in My Head I like to think that I’m not a judgmental person. I like to think that I take responsibility for the things that happen in my life instead of blaming others. I like to think that I’ve moved beyond feelings of shame. But on a […]

Don’t You Ever Smile?

Don’t You Ever Smile? I remember hearing those four words cut through me like a knife. I was around 15 years old and working a summer job at Dexter Chevrolet in Detroit, MI. I was quiet, shy, introspective and a bit sullen (I was a teenager after all), but nowhere near equipped to toss the […]

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