*Book Review* “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote To Chaos”

   I want to preface this review by openly admitting that I'm the type of person who is repelled by the majority of motivational speakers, self-help books, and gurus; religions and certain types of therapeutic intervention don't get a free pass either.   I find many ,if not most, self-help books to be trite, insulting… Continue reading *Book Review* “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote To Chaos”


Spring Renewal for the Self

  Most of us are well acquainted with the term "spring cleaning".  It brings to mind an array of  chores. Although  I'm definitely a minimalist who likes a clean (fine, near sterile) living space,  I firmly believe  inanimate objects play second string to personal  care. In other words,  we as human beings, should come before… Continue reading Spring Renewal for the Self

Friendship, boundaries, family, self-respect, Uncategorized

Finding Balanced Boundaries

In many instances,  I've found myself at the receiving end of conversations that go something like this,"(Enter name) treats me terribly. I have crushing anxiety when I have to be around her!" When I inquire if there's an actual reason they have to be around this person, and ask if they've ever confronted the situation,… Continue reading Finding Balanced Boundaries