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the chameleon

I used to scan my environment to try to assess the terrain. The terrain was dense. The terrain is always dense. To sense everything present in any given situation would take a superhuman level of observation, presence, attunement and attention to detail. While I am now deconstructing this process that took up much of my…


Telling Your Story

Maya Angelou, one of my favorite writers, once said: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” I believe this, which is one reason that I became a therapist–there are few things more important or fascinating than someone’s story. Our stories are formed over time, simmering and bubbling beneath the surface like a rich, flavorful stew.


I’d be an architect…If I Were 20 lbs. Lighter

What is it that causes us to see only the flaws, the imperfections and the things we want to change about our appearances? What motivates us to attend with such scrutiny to the folds, the sags, the creases and the wrinkles? What prevents many of us from seeing the beauty and uniqueness that we do actually possess—no matter what our shape or size? What stops us from accepting ourselves as we are? The answer is, ALMOST EVERYTHING.