You know how to survive.

It’s true. You made it here today, even with all you’ve been through. But sometimes, you really don’t feel like you’re getting anywhere at all. It feels like a struggle to celebrate your accomplishments because the difficult feelings don’t seem to leave you alone. You can find yourself overwhelmed by trying to keep your head above water, even when life seems to be going your way.

And sometimes… even though you’re strong, smart, and creative… you have moments when you really beat up on yourself.

Even though you’ve weathered indelible storms, and found a way to keep going with each and every setback, you still find the daggers of self-criticism and self-hatred can find their way through the seams of your shelter. You feel pierced by shame when you’ve done something well, and find yourself pushing away relationships and feeling scared of vulnerability and complacency.

But still… You Keep. PUSHING. ON.

People have noticed you’re pretty strong- maybe some people have told you they think you’re creative, funny, smart, and deep. When you hear them say things like that, do you believe them? Or is there a smidge of doubt- or a giant boulder of doubt- that weighs heavily on you? It’s time to get into that. All it’s doing is holding you back.

You can learn to love yourself.

That’s a big statement, right? I’m sure you can already see the cracks in that kind of hopefulness. And yet, you’re drawn to that possibility. What would it be like, if I really could learn to love myself? To feel comfortable with success, to feel warm and intimate and generous in the face of vulnerability?

Whether you’re struggling with feeling good about your body, stuck in unhealthy relationships, punishing yourself with food, restriction, or exercise, experiencing overwhelming changes that you don’t feel prepared for, or are feeling a sense of disquiet and discomfort that you can’t quite put your finger on- it’s time to take a deeper look at where you feel stuck, and what is really holding you back.

Call me today to learn more about how how we can work together to approach the things that seem unapproachable.

“And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers…. And new ones will find you and cherish you. … And at last you’ll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.” – Audre Lorde