Entries by Anne

Early Lessons From A Garden

Have you been wanting to try something new? Possibly learn to cook a new type of food, how to play an instrument, or what about taking a belly dancing lesson? I hear it’s a great core workout.   Well, this year the hubby and I decided to venture into the world of gardening – the veggie kind. We really […]

Living More With Less

There’s an obsession in our country that goes way beyond the time we spend on Facebook and Instagram.   More than likely it’s happening in your house too. What I’m talking about is our endless accumulation of “stuff” – the stuff that can own us more than we own it.   This past weekend, our […]

What Zone Are You In?

Did you have a chance to check out last week’s blog? In that blog, I shared how your self-worth is so much more than what gets done. With the “to-do” list always growing like grass on a summer day, there’s a non-stop onslaught of things to do.   We may not get it all done […]

You Are More Than What Gets Done

Did you get your “to do” list done today? How do you feel? Who are we without productivity being the metric of our self-worth? I’ve had many conversations with people who want their self-worth be defined by more than what gets done. But when we live in the world of “crazy busy,” it’s hard to […]

Just. Be. You.

If you’ve been following my blog, you know I’m all about supporting you to create a better life for yourself. One of the ways I hope to support you is through sharing “my story” so you can see you’re not alone.   I have no doubt you’ve gone through the ups and downs of life […]

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 […]