What’s your play?

When I start working with clients, I have them define their terms. What might be obvious to them isn’t so obvious until we talk about it. Take the word “play.” What is the first thing that comes to mind? For someone, play might be a kid playing hopscotch. For another, it might be silly jokes. …

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For when you lose something (or someone) important, and face the fear of being alone…

The fear of being alone is such a thing. Sometimes it’s clearer to know the story of how you are in relationship with someone or something else. A parent, daughter, friend, partner, school, work. The roles and responsibilities are clear. You can be who they need you to be. You can do what needs to …

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Honesty in communication

When I was younger, communication did not always come easily to me. I found it difficult to know what to say. I judged whether what I said was “right” or not. I went over conversations in my head for hours afterwards, trying to figure out what went wrong. Even when I spent time around people …

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“I’m proud of you.”

Are you ever motivated to create in order to receive someone’s attention? Their full attention. So that when you show them something you’ve created, they look at you with pride and SEE you. In this loving gaze, you know they understand and know you on a deep level. They appreciate you because they’ve witnessed your …

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