Gratitude

Be the Light

Be the Light

Want to know a secret short cut to happiness? Compliment and give thanks as often as you can. Reflect back the beauty, strength, creativity and wisdom you see in others. Be specific. “You look amazing in that dress and it’s all in the way you […]

Embracing the Feminine

Embracing the Feminine

We western women live in a masculine world. The American ethos of “rugged individualism” favors force, action and dominance. As a result the inherent strengths of women have been marginalized as weak and insufficient to “get the job done.” Knowing our ability, we adopted the […]

All of You Is Welcome

All of You Is Welcome

Being satisfied with what we already have is a magical golden key to being alive in a full, unrestricted, and inspired way. – Pema Chödrön We cannot exile undesirable parts of ourselves without dulling the rest. That’s because our juiciness and aliveness is all mixed […]

Self-Stories

Self-Stories

“Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts or happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that is forever flowing through one’s head.”  ~ Mark Twain The other day I had a face down in the arena moment. Someone didn’t “like” a […]

Self Talk

Self Talk

I’m going to take you on a brief journey into the heart of Being. As a therapist, one of my favorite roles is to remind people of their largeness – which I define as living a Self-led life. When describing the qualities of Self, it’s […]

Fill ‘er Up

Fill ‘er Up

Brené Brown consistently delivers whole-hearted, thought-provoking material. The woman in on fire. Here she interviews Oprah Winfrey in classic researcher style, asking pointed questions on tender subjects. On the topic of shame, Oprah shared how she learned to overcome the diminishing question “Who do you think you are?” […]

Let It Go!

Let It Go!

It is the ability to find gratitude that helps us move through challenges time and time again. Gratitude helps us find our strength, open our hearts and experience the fullness of our lives. It liberates us from the prison of small mind/ego. The good news […]

Your Body Is Amazing!

Your Body Is Amazing!

Your body is amazing. There is nothing like it. How you feel in it is less a question of years but a tally of habits, choices and chance. It’s the law of nature and the journey of being human that our bodies are aging and […]

Celebrating Therapeutic Gains

Celebrating Therapeutic Gains

I sometimes wonder if the perception and purpose of therapy has been tainted by movies and media. There seems to be an understanding that “good therapy” occurs only when you cry your eyes out or unearth the deepest trenches of personal suffering. To be fair, […]

Gratitude = Connection

Gratitude = Connection

Gratitude defies a simple definition. It can be experienced as an emotion or a state of being. It can inspire us to act with compassion or align us to something greater than ourselves. Yet throughout all these definitions, there is an underlying theme. Connection. Gratitude […]