Relationships

Therapist as Mountain Guide

Therapist as Mountain Guide

Mountain guides do not climb mountains for people, nor do they make people climb mountains. The motivation for the climb has to be within the climber. You WANT to climb this mountain! You are excited about it and have hired a guide because you know, […]

Soul Sisterhood

Soul Sisterhood

The importance of finding your tribe cannot be underestimated. True friends will set you straight, build you up and watch your back. Since the beginning of time women have bonded and formed community to inspire, motivate and help each other overcome and thrive. The great […]

What Tee-Ball Taught Me

What Tee-Ball Taught Me

I have fond childhood memories of going to the Angel Stadium with my dad. He loved baseball and his enthusiasm for anything was contagious. Naturally when spring season rolled around and Tee-Ball signed abound, I was quick to enroll my son. Swept in the memory […]

Love Notes

Love Notes

I’m enjoying Alain de Botton’s latest novel, The Course of Love. He tells the story of love, wanting to tell the whole story – instead of the happy ending, where most leave off. His narrative is intertwined with bits of philosophical wonderings and notes of genius. […]

All Parts Are Welcome

All Parts Are 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 […]

Build a Sacred Circle

Build a Sacred Circle

“We are the sum total of the five closest people around us.” I was young the first time I read that. It had quite an impact on me yet would take twenty years to put it into practice. That’s because it takes courage and conviction […]

Unplug to Connect

Unplug to Connect

“How we spend our days is how we spend our lives.” – Annie Dillard The desire to be seen is nothing new. We come into this world with a need for belonging. What’s new is the means in which we are getting that need met. […]

Why Connect?

Why Connect?

“What is the value of social support if we are ultimately alone?” This good question came my way recently and gave me pause to think. There are many ways to go with it. One way I understand reaching out is for the journey itself. For […]

Ghost Busting

Ghost Busting

Leave it to the sensational Esther Perel to nail the climate of modern love. At a conference speaking to 2,500 millennials, she outlined methods of rejection that are currently in vogue. Surprisingly, her arching definition perfectly describes what also happens in long-term married couples. “These tactics […]

Healing Relationships

Healing Relationships

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin I’m in awe each time a client lets me into their private world – especially when they’ve been hurt […]