Entries by Anne

Things Are Not Always As They Appear

Over the weekend the hubby and I had a chance to visit our youngest who is away at his first year of college. With wanting to have a better look into his world, he asked a friend to join us. The conversation was good, the food not so much, but I was just happy to […]

You Are More Than Your Highlight Reel

Recently, I had a conversation with a friend about how hard it can be to be ourselves. I knew I had my latest blog topic.   She’s the kind of friend who listens deeply and can point out so many parts of our conversation that would be “blog worthy.” I know who to call the next time […]

Are You Practicing Self-Judgment or Self-Compassion?

Just when it seems like I’m getting a handle on all of this “personal development,” something else shows up for me. Through the work I’m doing in therapy, I’ve discovered that I have lots (and lots!) of self-judgment.  I don’t know a single person who is free of self-judgment, but that knowing doesn’t make it […]

Ready To Dig Deep?

As the days are getting longer, and the birds are getting louder, I’m excited for what’s ahead. Even though there may still be a snowfall or two ahead of us, this time of year has me ready to let go of the old and bring in the new.  Although I am ready to organize (I love […]

You. Are. Enough. Part 2.

(Last November, I touched on this topic, but I feel it is important enough to revisit.) Recently, I connected with my long distance bestie, and part of our conversation revolved around how easy it is to lose a part of yourself to other people. While our lives are different in many ways, I see a common […]

Happy New Year – New Year, New Instagram

I wanted to thank each of you for taking the time over the past year to read my latest blogs. With so much noise competing for your attention, I want you to know how much I appreciate you being in this space! While I have enjoyed writing my blogs (and hope you have enjoyed reading […]

Human Being or Human Doing?

It’s here… The holiday season has quickly come around. It’s the season of way too much stress, spending that can easily get out of control, and maybe a few too many holiday cocktails.  🙂 But it’s also filled with lots of delicious food, beautiful decorations, and reconnecting and making memories with family and friends.     […]

You. Are. Enough.

Recently something happened that challenged me to question if I’m as accepting as I believe I am. With my new empty nest, I joined my husband on a business trip to Florida. While there, we took the time to head to the beach while visiting family on the Gulf Coast. After taking a stroll on […]

It’s Finally Here!

It’s been a long time in the making, but I’m excited to share with you that my website has been updated. Not a major rewrite, just some needed enhancements. Updating the website was not an easy process for me. How did I want it to look? What was I going to say? What’s the best […]

I Would Like To Give You Permission

Recently, I was talking to one of my closest friends and the topic of wanting more in our lives came up. She shared with me how she really wanted more out of her life, but felt ashamed with her desire for more.  From the outside, her life looked really good. She was in a supportive […]