Happy New Year!

Therapy is two people joining together to co-create a relationship for change through a sacred union of trust. It’s an honor and a privilege to witness another’s story. I’m grateful to every journeyer who has walked through my door. To all of them and all of you, I wish you a warm, safe, and connection-filled […]

The Perfect Cookie

1½ cups banana, mashed (about 3 large, very ripe) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ cup coconut oil, warm 2 cups rolled oats 2/3 cup almond meal* 1/3 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon sea salt 1/3 cup add-ins: cacao nibs, dark chocolate, goji berries, sour cherries, candied ginger, […]

Gratitude: The Perfect Gift

“Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.”  – Gertrude Stein There is now evidence that when we share our gratitude – whether in words, kindness, or gifts – we nurture our relationships. Expressing appreciation brings people closer together, strengthening the ties that bind. Of course, we didn’t science to tell us. This wisdom is in […]

Dis-ease of Affluence

Our brains developed over the last few millennia to help us navigate in a natural environment. Cave dwellers at heart and farmers at best, we have yet to catch up to the advances of technology. Gadgets are great. The convenience of texting and tweeting have made them the new gold standard of communication; while digital […]

Canvas of Life

“Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.” ―Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray James Hollis says the task of adult life is to give back projections. This is a bold and empowering statement. He asks that we dig […]

Prevailing Winds

“You are made in the image of what you desire.” – Thomas Merton A single gust of wind won’t alter the shape of a tree. Yet when you see a patch of the trees all leaning to the west, the lasting effects of the prevailing winds are undeniable. Although a single intention may seem fleeting, […]

A Moment of Appreciation (Goes A Long Way)

Gratitude is mindfulness in action. It requires heightened awareness of our environment. And nowhere is the impact more deeply felt than in our personal relationships. One of the most common mistakes couples make is the “assumption error.” This occurs when we assume our partner knows what we are thinking or feeling, or, worse, believe they […]