Trusting yourself

Trusting yourself

How we learn to trust One of the first things we learn as a newborn is whether we can trust that our needs are going to be met. Erikson called this stage, trust vs mistrust, and he posited that the resolution of this struggle is the foundation from which our identity...
Guest Post–Sarah Cook

Guest Post–Sarah Cook

Hi, I’m Sarah. I once had a long time friend’s wife tell me, “I should hang out with you more, you’re not a judge-y mom.” My first reaction was to be offended because my perception of her statement was that I didn’t care–that I didn’t care what my...
Authentically You

Authentically You

Authenticity is learned and has to be practiced. We often think of authenticity as a dichotomy–you’re either an authentic person, or you aren’t. But that split actually simplifies the concept too much. You may act in an inauthentic way from time to...