Confessions From Costa Rica: 6 Unhinging Truths From A Journey Inward

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The first thing to know about Costa Rica is that everything moves... really... slowly. No one is in a hurry. Nothing is urgent. Schedules are more like suggestions. Agendas are open to interpretation. It didn’t occur to me until I got home that I hadn’t so much as laid eyes on a television in a week. The distractions we constantly consume ourselves with were gone. And what happens when you take away the mind-numbing inert...
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Here's How Adventure Makes Your Life Better (And Anyone Can Do It)

Here's How Adventure Makes Your Life Better (And Anyone Can Do It)
While waiting for the elevator down this morning, one of my neighbors happened to walk by. He looked at me holding on to my bike with my yoga mat slung over my shoulder and carrying my visor and sunglasses. He said, “It looks like you are going on an adventure.” I said, “Why yes, that is exactly what I’m doing.” I call myself The Adventure Therapist, so I must be in to skydiving and rappelling from cliffs, right? Nope. Te...
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The Self-Esteem Conundrum: Can We Fake It Til We Feel It?

The Self-Esteem Conundrum:  Can We Fake It Til We Feel It?
It is a moment of complete vulnerability when you can bravely and honestly admit that your self-esteem is in the gutter. Allowing that reality to come into conscious awareness can be so uncomfortable that we do everything in our power to deny it, stuff it, ignore it, and numb it. I admire my clients who check off the "low self-esteem / low self-worth box" on their intake form. At least they've gotten that far. There are o...
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