Tag Archives: vulnerability

Overcoming Negativity Bias

Did you know that having a negativity bias is part of our human design? The intelligence behind this allows us to assess for safety and develop protective instincts. It’s what helps us know to take the bright and well marked path rather than walk down the dimly lit alleyway. We bring negativity bias into our […]

Vipassana: Insight Meditation

It’s been over a week since I returned from my vipassana meditation retreat. I haven’t fully processed the experience, but I figure it’s time to put some of it down in writing. Vipassana is a ten day, silent retreat. Students are trained in the style of meditation that the Buddha taught. This practice is all […]

Do I Matter to You?

A commonly unspoken feeling in family life is, “Do I matter to you?” It might sound strange that people sharing a home and a last name could question that of each other, but in the work I do, I see this question all the time implied, without being explicitly asked. I’ll give you an example. […]

5 Signs of a Healthy Relationship

Over the eight years I’ve worked with young women, one of the most prominent themes of discussion is relationships. Many of the girls I’ve worked with have experienced rejection and abandonment to the degree that it becomes hard to know who to trust. Some young women I’ve worked with have shared that they are so […]

Allow Yourself to be Inspired

When I was a teenager, I had a volunteer experience that changed my life course. My high school spent the day engaged in community service. I was assigned to work at a shelter that housed children who had been removed from their homes. Many of these children had visible scrapes and bruises, yet maintained child-like […]