A Goodbye Letter to Princess: An Open Letter to the World from The Cat

I wrote this post four years ago. Back then, I wrote it purely for fun. But today it has a different purpose: Today we remember Princess. My parent’s cat is not well and today she will leave us. She has given my parents years’ of joy, comfort and support. In the last few years, she … More A Goodbye Letter to Princess: An Open Letter to the World from The Cat

Want to Divorce Your Behavior? First You Have to Marry it!

If you want to let go of something, first you have to hold it. Unless you truly hold, you will never let go. How do you hold something closely, the thing that makes you want to numb-out-tune-out-walk-out… the thing that reminds you of helplessness, that brings back ghostly or ghastly memories? If you want to … More Want to Divorce Your Behavior? First You Have to Marry it!

Five Things that You Hate, but Need in Your Recovery… Right Now

This was not a fun article to write for me. I had to face my own tendency to take the safe route, to allow emotional triggers to ruin my day (and sometimes my week), and avoid the boring routines that add up to improved well-being. We all do it, I know. But that’s an easy … More Five Things that You Hate, but Need in Your Recovery… Right Now

Tattoos Hurt, We Avoid Pain (at Least I do), but it can Make Us Feel More Alive

​ Getting tattooed wakes you up. (So does going to the dentist). Pain does that. ___ As I was laying on the table, having my second tattoo etched onto my forearm, I had an insight: Having a tattoo gun scrape the surface of my skin for an hour is painful. I tried using mindful breathing, … More Tattoos Hurt, We Avoid Pain (at Least I do), but it can Make Us Feel More Alive