Month: December 2014

Happy New Year!

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 […]

The Perfect Cookie

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: […]

Gratitude: The Perfect Gift

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, […]

Dis-ease of Affluence

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 […]

Canvas of Life

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 […]

Prevailing Winds

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 […]

Raising Children, Raising Ourselves

Raising Children, Raising Ourselves

No one makes it to adulthood unscathed. Virtually all of us were wounded as children. But if we don’t attend to those wounds, they will unknowingly prevent us from parenting and/or partnering from our best self. Children have a knack for showing us our wounded […]

A Moment of Appreciation (Goes A Long Way)

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 […]