Monthly Archives: December 2013


Dr. Kristin Neff of the University of Texas at Austin has researched self -compassion extensively and her work is more than interesting to me. As somewhat of an “expert” myself on self-deprecation and self-criticism, I found what I learned to be eye opening and more than helpful in my journey […]

Slowing Down

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas: I hear the Christmas carols, I see the Christmas merchandise displayed in the stores, and I feel the “hustle bustle” as everyone rushes around trying to buy all the presents, bake all the cookies, attend all the parties and events, and make […]

Knowing You are Growing

The greatest motivator is this: knowing that you are growing, that you are improving, and that you have changed in some way. The most frequent question I get asked in my work with young girls is this: “How do I motivate my daughter?”. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to […]