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Life Transition Self-Care: 5 Ways to Fill Your Cup

I remember the moment like it was yesterday, even though it happened many years ago. I was sitting with a client who was in the midst of a complex life transition. She was feeling lost, confused and disoriented. In the middle of our conversation she looked up and said, “If you could take my hand,…

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Holding Space for Yourself: What is Yours to Know and Hold and Keep

Today I’m writing about an intuitive, creative and metaphorical approach to holding space for yourself. I’ll explain what holding space means, and share my own recent experience of it. It may help you feel more in tune with your own deeper needs, deeper nature and deeper boundaries. Many wise words have been written about holding…

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Creating Boundaries Online: What Needs Your Care and Tending?

This is a followup to my last post, where I wrote about my big aha related to the negative effects of screen time on women. It was inspired by Jenny Odell’s book, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy. Today I’ll share insights and strategies about creating boundaries with the online world. The idea…

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My Big Aha About the Negative Effects of Screen Time on Women

My Big Aha About Women and Too Much Screen Time (and a book to help). You’ve heard about the negative effects of screen time, right? I’m betting you know that screens can affect your sleep/wake cycles. They can also leave your body and brain feeling foggy, sluggish and unused, not to mention a lot of…

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