On Being Vulnerable

Last week there was this beautiful theme circulating on many of the blogs I read. Each writer, in their own way, reminding themselves and their readers that perfection is what holds us back from being happy, connecting to others, and being true to ourselves. It's recognizing that who we are is ENOUGH that matters and creates change......more

Balancing Intimacy and Space In Relationships

In the wake of the renegotiation of my sacred contract with a friend, I had an epiphany. In my close relationships, I have two opposing desires:-the desire for intimacy and security-the desire for freedom and autonomy ...more
i loved this post.. exactly what i needed to read tonight :) it's so hard to know when there's ...more

The Vulnerability Of Exposing Your Dark Side

To expose our wounds to people we care about – the icky stuff, the ego stuff, the personal growth edges we’re working on that we haven’t yet mastered – is super vulnerable. Letting others see our “big ugly tails” (hat tip to my dear friend Amy Ahlers, who has seen my big ugly tail and trusted me enough to let me see hers) tends to trigger all our core fears of rejection and abandonment, of withdrawal of love....more

I'm Free: There's Nothing Left to Lose

And if I am being an imposter, or only a shadow of me, then the value that anyone places in me is erroneous, invalid and an applaud that is not mine. And maybe that is why life could feel so lonely sometimes… when we’re only second-handers. ...more

So, so true, Lauren. And it all starts with really embracing who you are.

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My Friend has Parkinson's

My friend has Parkinson’s. I’ve known him since 1986 when he was working with a large multi-national company and traveling all over the world. He played regular tennis, loved to go for long walks and had a full social life. In ’90 he became the representative of an American company selling banking infrastructure. He worked hard and his success didn’t surprise anybody....more