We’re All Chocolates in a Box

Humans are like chocolates in a gold shiny Godiva box. There is the outside showing – our appearance in created grandeur. And then there is the inside – whatever lies deep in the middle of our bonbon. For some, what you see is what you get. Be it plain,...

Self-Compassion Over Self-Esteem

The concept of self-esteem is so elusive. What does it mean? How do we measure it? Do we have enough? Can we have too much? Should everyone get a trophy and does that enhance or diminish authentic esteem? Hell, if I know. I prefer the term – self-compassion. And...

Doing the Prep Work

I did not see that one coming. We all can write that chapter. The one that snuck up on us. The one that wasn’t what he or she appeared to be. The out-of-nowhere stressor that popped up like an eerie jack-in-a-box. The phone call or text message that something –...

Are You My Mother?

I am not a big fan of Mother’s Day. Any female can give birth, but not every woman can raise a child. Mind you, I participate anyways. Hallmark gets my money and my mother is happy to hear from me. But, something seems off about this forced day of recognition and for...