This week one of my coaching clients had a noticeably different tone to her voice. We’ve been working together for months and she has implemented all kinds of positive change, from well-deserved self-esteem to a new career. I hadn’t heard her sound like this since our earliest sessions.
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I’ve written about being a Highly Sensitive Person on this blog several times now, and each time I’m amazed by the intensity with which people respond to this topic. There are always a few critics who belittle or question the HSP concept, yet based on the huge number of page reads and overwhelmingly positive (and …Continue Reading »
When I was 8, my mom went to a parent-teacher night at school. When she sat down with my teacher, the teacher smiled and said: “So how are Susan’s swimming …Continue Reading »
A handful of years ago I was so relieved to discover that there’s a name (Highly Sensitive Person, aka HSP) for what I thought were uniquely weird sensitivities. I also finally understood and now even celebrate the fact that I’m highly introverted. Thanks to these new insights into my personality, I’ve come to appreciate that …Continue Reading »
Dr. Eva Selhub, MD and I have decided that we must be sisters or at the very least distant cousins – not only do we look alike, but we have very similar life stories. Both of us, at the age of 28, were in medical residency programs that we hated. In fact, we both experienced …Continue Reading »
I had a wake-up call this week. Not the worst kind, like a critical illness or death, but a shake-up wake-up nonetheless.
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As always, I’m posting my most recent Psychology Today blog to my “regular” blog so that all of you get a chance to read it. I observed five key truths that can help you discover and develop your own unique talent(s) – no matter how old you are, no matter how silly you think your dreams …Continue Reading »
Last night on TV, I saw a speake say that she’s disturbed by how much depression she sees around her, these days. Those of you who already know me know that I struggled with it for years. It rarely happens to me at all, anymore, because I’ve learned how to protect myself from that dark …Continue Reading »
I’m amazed by how often codependence issues come up in my work with coaching clients – either I’m naturally attracting people who struggle with this way of being, or it’s a really widespread issue for so many women. I suspect it’s a bit of both. Almost every week, a new client says to me: “I’ve been struggling …Continue Reading »
I always cringe when I see a well-meaning grandma, or anyone for that matter, say to a little child: “What a good girl you are! Here’s a cookie!” Most of us, early on, learned to see sweet foods like cookies, or ice cream, or candy, as a “treat”, a reward for good behavior or hard …Continue Reading »