Author Archives: Molly

Things

  I have wanted a Sara Silvio necklace since I saw my friend Staci wearing one two years ago.  This year it felt exactly right; I bought myself a gorgeous piece, wrapped it up and gifted it to myself on New Year’s … Continue reading

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Maitri

Whoosh!  What a couple of weeks it’s been!  The holidays, the brand New Year, followed closely by a power-full moon in Cancer.  I had some big feelings movin’ on through and I know I wasn’t alone in that. I was … Continue reading

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Give Up Hope

Some time ago, I put a post-it on my fridge that drew some curious glances.  It read, simply: GIVE UP HOPE It had been a particularly difficult stretch with my son.  By difficult, I mean that I sometimes considered that … Continue reading

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Big Feelings-WTF?!

Let’s talk about feelings.  Specifically, let’s talk about what my son and I call “big feelings“, the ones that knock you off your rocker. It’s one of my favorite subjects, not just because I’m a life coach, but because I … Continue reading

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Not Turning Away

I have practiced yoga on and off for over a decade.  Like most things, I would go when I felt like it, which meant when I was being “good” and then when life seemed shitty, I felt like smoking cigarettes and … Continue reading

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It Begins with Forgiveness

“Forgiveness is realizing that what you thought happened, didn’t.”  -Byron Katie It’s high-ho holiday time! In psychiatry, this is our super-busy season.  People struggle hard at this time of year. Memories seem to pop up, unbidden, of difficult or wonderful … Continue reading

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The Antidote for Exhaustion

As a culture, we worship at the twin alters of striving and acquiring. It’s an addictive religion, and there is no peace in a mind that believes fulfillment is right over the next hill. Keep climbing.  Keep improving.  Keep buying. … Continue reading

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This Isn’t What I Wanted!

“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.” -Eckhart Tolle   There’s a story that’s been often repeated in my family about my cousin Devin’s fourth or fifth birthday.  His parents had hosted a party … Continue reading

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Having What You Have

When I’m working with someone around food and body dissatisfaction, inevitably there comes a conversation about an upcoming social gathering with food.  Potlucks and buffet tables conjure all manner of anxious anticipation. Will there be enough?  What will there be? … Continue reading

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How to Survive a Rough Patch

You know those times when everything feels like too much?  When there are a hundred thousand people and things calling for your attention and it feels like you are moving through mud?  When sadness or anger that feels like it’s … Continue reading

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