Should Be Syndrome

Should Be Syndrome

In both work and social spheres I regularly encounter people who spend much of their time trying to reconcile life to their expectations. Often you find that their expectations are based on a long list of should be scenarios. For example: By 21 I should have my...
Permission Granted

Permission Granted

“The only time we suffer is when we believe a thought that argues with what is. When the mind is perfectly clear, what is is what we want.” – Byron Katie  When I was a kid, I always felt compelled to play by the rules. I walked throughout the elementary school...
Redefining Beauty

Redefining Beauty

“Beauty comes from within makeup can only accentuate one’s features, but it’s the personality that can carry it through” – Davinia Fermi, Professional Makeup Artist In today’s media driven society, we are constantly confronted with constructed notions of...
‘Rock’-ing Your Gift

‘Rock’-ing Your Gift

I grew up with a mother that, loving though she was, believed that people with great talent – artists, writers and the like – are born with their special gift. She would often watch a program on PBS, say a broadcasting of one of the MET’s operas, and say afterward,...