Inspirational

Celebrate Therapy

Celebrate Therapy

It’s a good use of time to celebrate gains in therapy. I sometimes wonder if the perception has been tainted by movies and media. There seems to be an understanding that “good therapy” occurs only when you cry or unearth the deepest trenches of personal […]

The Struggle

The Struggle

My niece earnestly asked me how I went about things before the internet. I explained to her that it was a coupling of ignorance and need. I’d go the library, find what I could and wing the rest. As a result I was fearless at […]

Our Innate Worth

Our Innate Worth

Our value is unconditional because it is based on our innate worth as a human being. It is not something to be earned. We were born with it. It’s the external world that makes us feel unworthy. As we walk through life, the opinions of […]

Fear Is a False Barrier

Fear Is a False Barrier

Fear is a false barrier. It’s nothing but a gaping hole you step through. Life is about summoning the courage to take that step. It’s not easy to face our fears and anyone who sells you a shortcut to bliss is offering you an illusion. […]

Cross-Cultural Spirituality

My family is about as secular as they come. We celebrated the holidays, but Easter was about the bunny and Christmas about the booty. Thankfully, I had an ace up my sleeve growing up. My best friend was Jewish. Over the many decades of our […]

Our Deepest Purpose

Our Deepest Purpose

A life of purpose is living in alignment with values. Visualize a circle on a piece of paper with you at the center. How many actions in your life orbit within the circle of your being? If you are like most, it’ll look like a […]

Follow Your Bliss

Follow Your Bliss

Postponing what you deeply want to do is a subtle form of avoidance. What if what I want is a fantasy? What if I lack creative discipline? What if I don’t know my heart’s desire? There will never be a perfect time. Now is all […]

Love Is The Lesson

Ever feel like Cupid’s arrow has flown over your shoulder? When that feeling takes over, it’s easy to forget that we’re here to love.  But if we can make the conscious decision to choose love we re-open to compassion and warmheartedness, both with people who […]

Flowing with Nature

The force of nature is powerful and we are made of it! If in doubt, just watch a child. These beautiful beings are pure forces of nature with their strong wills, flexible limbs and intuitive minds. They have ease and joy in their movements. If […]