Hope

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. –Desmond Tutu Have you ever had a conversation that changed your life? I’ve had several, but one stands out amongst them all. It happened one morning in late April almost eight years ago. I was...

An Amazing Gift

“Molly, happiness is a choice. Just choose it!” I cannot even begin to recount how many times this was said to me. I always had the same response, “How?” “I don’t know how, you just choose.” How come I couldn’t choose happiness? How come I didn’t know how to be happy?...

The Ring

I’ve had several thoughts this month about giving up. Not giving up on my life, but on my dream. It breaks my heart to speak the truth of that. But it’s true. My dream has been everything to me. It’s saved my life by giving me purpose and meaning. It’s fulfilled me...

Sir Otis Farts-A-Lot

My dog farts… A LOT. When Otis was a puppy and I had just brought him home someone said to me, “Oh, a boxer…. Get used to the rubber burning farts.” I had no idea what he was talking about. My baby was so cute and cuddly and perfect, what could he possibly mean by...

Shame

I hung up the phone standing in a parking lot outside one of my work offices. My stomach felt tight. I couldn’t believe this was happening… again. I just broke up with my boyfriend. Yet, the feeling I was riddled with was not grief or heartache. It was one I was quite...

The Vital Choice

I could feel it happen. Panic and anxiety were taking over. It was late, I couldn’t fall asleep, and I was exhausted and wide-awake all at the same time. I felt the familiar pit in my stomach– the one that insists that everything is NOT going to be okay. I tried some...

Connecting the Dots

“Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This...

13 Reasons Why

“You can’t love someone back to life.” This statement has been playing over and over in my mind since watching the last episode of the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. I saw the show pop up on my list several weeks ago and quickly skipped over it. I didn’t particularly...

Passengers

“You can’t get so hung up on where you’d rather be, that you forget to make the most of where you are.” Aurora from Passengers A client recently recommended the movie “Passengers.” Based on the conversation leading to the suggestion I was intrigued. I...

I Can See Clearly Now

“I’m so discouraged. I’ve been down the rabbit hole so many times in the past few months. I’m so tired of feeling so bad all the time,” I eked out to my coach during an early morning phone session. “Are you feeling suicidal, Molly?” he asked. I appreciated the...