Living with Panic Attacks - New Podcast Episode
This week's podcast is vulnerable. I almost didn't post it.
But I feel that panic attacks and anxiety deserve to be acknowledged on a broader platform so that the millions of us who struggle with it stop suffering alone, ashamed, or in silence.
Anxiety is a tough topic because while it is universal, our experiences of it all feel so personal and individual.
My panic attacks feel like waves of drowning and baby heart-attacks, complete with forgetting how to breathe and tingling limbs.
But, I …
Cultivating a Calm Center in Any Storm
When life makes us anxious and there is perceived and/or real danger, finding the calm inside goes hand in hand with trusting ourselves.
We trust ourselves to make the best decisions we can.
We trust ourselves to handle our lives with grace.
We trust that we gather to ourselves people who care about us and share our values.
We trust that we have agency in our lives and that what we choose to do from here matters.
When it feels like there’s a tidal wave of doom hovering overhead it’s the mos…
Life Coaching Is Not What I Though It Was
I had an epiphany last night that blew my mind.
For the last two years, I've been feeling a bit stuck when someone asks me what I do as a life coach. I tended to come up with business-y answers, and kind of tiptoe around it.
I’d say, I help people achieve their goals or get clear on their goals – but that felt kinda meh and like someone else’s line.
I’d say, I help people clear stagnant emotions and I guide meditations to help them with this. But this also felt like only a partial explanation…
When Someone Sees You As Wonderful
There is something so gorgeous about being told or shown what you mean to someone else. It can take your breath away.
Recently, my daughter, who is 4, took over my office for 30 minutes. I was busy on my computer so I wasn’t paying too much attention to what she was doing, but she kept asking me to get things off my shelves so she could have them to play with.
I gave her most of them. A few bowls of rocks. My buddha fountain. A candle holder and some battery run fake candles. Figurines.