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Vulnerability is risky. It can feel like walking around without your skin, fully exposed with no protection. However, real connection and relationship is born out of vulnerability.

4 Ways Fear Hinders Vulnerability

Vulnerability is risky. It can feel like walking around without your skin, fully exposed with no protection. However, real connection and relationship is born out of vulnerability. If you are not willing to be vulnerable, you are not willing to let yourself be really seen. Whatever you are hiding behind stands between you and who you would like to connect with.  Read more…

Expectations and boundaries are not interchangeable terms. There is a slight difference in their meanings and a definite difference in their focus.

Expectations and Boundaries

Expectations and boundaries are not interchangeable terms. There is a slight difference in their meanings and a definite difference in their focus. Webster defines expectations as the state of looking forward to or waiting for something. That definition reminds me of the excitement that builds in children on Christmas Eve or any event that you […] Read more…

A kill switch is only to be used in the case of an emergency and I believe that we all have innate and learned behaviors that kick in when we feel emotionally charged or overwhelmed.

Learning from Our Kill Switches

What is a Kill Switch? According to Wikipedia, a kill switch, also known as an emergency stop (E-stop), emergency off (EMO) and as an emergency power off (EPO), is a safety mechanism used to shut off machinery in an emergency, when it cannot be shut down in the usual manner. While the definition is geared towards machinery, I have observed a similar safety feature […] Read more…

The Stages of Parenting

The Stages of Parenting

I am motivated by and focused on parenting this week because bright and early on a Friday morning my newest grandson was born. I was fortunate enough to be with my daughter throughout labor and delivery and even cut the cord. It was a blessed and sometimes overwhelming experience. There were times where I felt […] Read more…