The Power of Validation

The Power of Validation

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa We belong to each other. The desire to belong – to be accepted, to be understood – is primal.  Humans are social mammals, and like other social mammals, the desire for...
Coffee

Coffee

I’m so tired I can’t think straight! I remember a particularly tough time with my kids.  We’d had gastro go through the house.  For about a week my husband and I had been up in the middle of the night comforting vomiting children, changing bed sheets, while taking...
Nietzsche

Nietzsche

I was talking with a woman recently who couldn’t understand why issues she had worked through in therapy so long ago had resurfaced following a traumatic birth of her baby. It reminded me of something I had read by Friedrich Nietzsche: “When we are tired,...