How to Deal with Fear

If you want to spend your life tied up in worrisome knots, just watch the news. It is chock-full of fear fodder. It’s a scary world filled with scary things. And yet we are also bombarded by messages that encourage us to override fear. Just do it, right? I can see how...

When Dealing with Disappointment

Disappointments come in all sizes – from a single drop of rain on a silk blouse to catastrophic flooding. From, “Gee, that’s a bummer.” To, “I don’t know how we’ll recover.” Historically, I’ve dealt with disappointment by choosing denial – telling myself, ‘It’s...

When its Valentine’s Day and you have a broken heart

Valentine’s Day, shmalentine’s day. January is a month of new beginnings and my birthday month. March means spring break, a time to anticipate the buds and blossoms of new life. But sometimes February sucks. There were several years when I really hated February...

Hope for the Holidays Event in Austin

There have been too many holiday seasons when I wanted to skip December all together. I felt pressure to be happy and I just wasn’t feeling it. Have you been there? Are you dealing with transition, loss, betrayal, divorce, sadness, loneliness or strained...

What To Do When You Feel Empty

My car beeps at me when I only have enough gas to travel 50 miles. A little orange gas tank blinks on the dash. A message pops up on the display offering to search for the nearest gas station. The range I can travel with the fuel in the tank counts down to 30 miles...

4 Truth Bombs from Wonder Woman

I grew up on Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman in the 70’s.  She was smart and beautiful, kind and powerful. I was a fan. When I heard about the new movie coming out this summer, I got a little obsessed. I began to wonder about Wonder Woman. I discovered she was...