What’s your relationship with endings?

Maybe it’s because loyalty is one of my essential values. Maybe it feels like a form of surrender and I’m just never good at that. It could be that a final decision makes me nervous since I much prefer to keep my options open. Or perhaps it’s because I’d rather not clean up after myself. […]

Read More

Unexpected grace

Last fall I was in the Fort Lauderdale airport returning home from a final memorial service for my brother. It had been another visit full of all kinds of emotions, mostly love, loss, sorrow, and the joy of connection with my brother’s circle of friends. I was a sea of feelings in the busy and […]

Read More

Life, Death, and Gratitude

It’s been quite awhile since my last post, nearly a year, so if you’re wondering where I’ve been or even who I am, there’s good reason for that. My baby brother somehow developed a rare, incurable brain disease – Fronto Temporal Degeneration (FTD) – that progressed quite rapidly. He died this past summer, a little […]

Read More

Running with wild horses in the moonlight

Building our power-from-within in a soul stealing world When I ended up in the emergency room so many years ago, my heart was racing out of control. My life felt on one hand as if everything was moving ahead as planned, and on another as if I was being pushed along by forces completely out […]

Read More

Perfectly good reasons

We need vast oceans of self-compassion as we begin any exploration of thriving in our oh-so busy world. Because if we don’t start from deep non-judgment and compassion, we are yet again telling ourselves there’s something wrong with us. There are perfectly good reasons why we often end up feeling overwhelmed, unable to catch up, […]

Read More

Finding our way out

Unable to breathe, choking and gasping, I woke up from a sound sleep, my heart racing, knowing I was about to die. I managed to nudge my honey and let him know I was pretty sure I was dying. I didn’t know why or how or what was going on – just that my heart […]

Read More

Running on Empty

When was the last time you felt the deep peace that comes from knowing that everything is taken care of, that you can let go and relax because your work is complete? When was the last time you could let your brain and body just wander, without thought of the next task or worry over […]

Read More

Failing into Success

Everyone I know is terrified of failure. We’ve been raised with “failure is not an option,” and besides, we want to achieve and do a good job in as many ways as we can. We want to be seen and recognized for our best. So whenever I work with my clients – either individuals or […]

Read More

The Inner Critic is a Devious ET Plot!

Crazy idea, isn’t it, to even play with the possibility that the inner critic, that nasty judging voice we all have, is some kind of nefarious plot by extraterrestrials to sabotage humans? Well, call me crazy. By whatever name – alien menace, inner critic, saboteur, predator that devours our dreams, the gremlin, resistance, the judge […]

Read More

Season of wanting

Maybe it’s because of the frigid temps and the long dark nights. Or it could be due to the expectations that the fresh start of the New Year stirs up. Maybe it’s the aftermath of the frenetic energy of the holidays. I’m certainly noticing my conflicting inner drives of “slow down and breathe” clashing with […]

Read More