Category: Self Worth

What Should I Do About Body Shaming?

May 13, 2020
“I’d rather be dead than red on the head” was a chant I heard regularly as a kid growing up in Memphis, Tennessee. “Carrot Top” became an unwelcome nickname. I...

A Journey Worth Taking

July 1, 2019
Brene Brown is a shame researcher who opines: “If you put shame in a petri dish and douse it with secrecy, silence, and judgment, shame grows exponentially.” And it can...

What to do when you’re Feeling Suicidal (or a loved one is)

February 11, 2019
Suicide seems to be everywhere. We see it in the news, we are asked about it in routine medical check ups, and hear about it in many conversations. Celebrities are...

Self Doubt

June 11, 2018
In my last blog we focused on fear and how it can take us from a feeling of joy to intense fear in just a blink of an eye. We...

The Gifts of Imperfection

September 30, 2014
One of the women’s groups I offer is based on Brene Brown’s book The Gifts of Imperfection. The material addresses the struggle people experience concerning guilt and shame. Guilt is...


July 14, 2014
I woke up with a startle. How long had I been asleep? I checked the clock…two hours!!! I had intended to take a 10 minute power nap; but instead it...

I’m Amazing! I’m Pathetic (Broken)!

November 18, 2013
I’m a counselor, a therapist, a healer, someone who knows about brokenness and what it means to be healed. I’ve had a messy life and I’ve suffered abuse, loss, disappointment,...

The Upside of Shame (Part II)

October 10, 2013
Since writing my last blog post about shame, I’ve had a lot of interaction with different people and spent more time thinking about this topic. I realized my last post...
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