Wellness Wednesday: Connection, or Lack Thereof

Just as the tides produce a cycle of balance, you, in your relationships, can intentionally go through cycles that will bring you and your partner into balance and deeper intimacy. For anyone who has been reading my blog, you know I have been reading How We Love, by Yerkovich. I just finished it last night and […]

Anxiety

Your to-do list taunts you And you find no relief from checking anything off Crossing anything out Or obliterating the task with ink. Fear consumes. Normal daily tasks overwhelm And you doubt your ability to do The most menial of things. You mindlessly compare yourself To others you know nothing about, But somehow, you should […]

Wellness Wednesday: Family and Boundaries

Don’t let anyone rob you of your zen. Most people have at least one person who can easily get under their skin by a harsh comment or a sharp look, and more often than not these people are part of the family. It cuts deep when a parent shows disappointment or disgust with a choice […]

Nothing Comes to Mind

I recently paid a much needed visit to my home town of Batavia, Illinois. It was brief, but helped.  It’s good to get back in touch with your roots … if you have any. That’s a tough one for me, because I often feel like I don’t belong anywhere as I’ve moved so much. But […]

Wellness Wednesday: The Vacillator Love Style

First, I hope everyone has a happy and safe Fourth of July if you’re in the United States and celebrating. I wanted to point out that if you recognize which love style best describes you, it likely shows up not only in your intimate relationships, but in every close relationship that you have (parents, friends, […]

Attachment Wounds

What is particularly distressing about intimate relationships can be … the intimacy itself, depending on your attachment style. Your past wounds/hurts/insecurities/whatever you want to call it regarding being in any type of relationship and relating to other individuals emerge when you’re in an intimate relationship. “Emerge” may be too soft a word, sometimes your issues […]