Love: Inside and Out

As the New Year approaches, so do resolutions. Please understand that it is definitely not something that is confined to the New Year. If you want to change you have every right to do so. If you need to find better habits, you have every right to do so. But please,...

ADD / ADHD in Teens and Adults

ADD / ADHD: Not Just for Children   ADHD is an acronym that you might hear often, wondering exactly what it means and if it only pertains to children with behavioral issues. First of all, ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. ADHD is sometimes...

Can you accept a compliment?

It has been my observation (and the observation of others… multiple others) that many women can’t. I see it all the time, especially in my work with teenage girls. Tell any given 16 year-old girl that her hair looks nice or she played a great game of softball or that...
Empathy vs Sympathy

Empathy vs Sympathy

Dr. Brené Brown, who is super awesome and did an amazing TED talk on vulnerability (which garnered her more notoriety than she was expecting), summed up the difference between sympathy and empathy in a way that is succinct and beautiful and dead. on. accurate. Then,...

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

In the ongoing, online, in-person, seemingly ubiquitous discussions about equal rights for women, gays, lesbians, minorities – pretty much anyone other than rich, white, American men – there is constant talk of “paradigm shift” and “changing the dialog.” And, while...