Relationships

Love in Action

Love in Action

In August, 1968, the country was still reeling from the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (four months earlier) and the race riots that followed. Nightly news showed burning cities, radicals and reactionaries snarling at each other across the cultural divide. A brand new children’s show out of Pittsburgh, which had gone national the previous year, took a different approach.

Life on the Lam

Life on the Lam

Spring has sprung and I’m letting my son play outside. It’s 2020 and Covid-19 has taken the world by storm. Which means I’m living a life of crime. To make matters worse, my child is not playing alone. Two other families are letting their kids…

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, in large part, the best part is the journey.

Interpersonal Bridges

Interpersonal Bridges

An emotional bond begins to grow between people as they communicate understanding, respect, and valuing for one another’s personhood. This bond is referred to as an interpersonal bridge. The interpersonal bridge is built upon certain expectations. It’s what allows us to trust and be vulnerable. That’s the good news.

Attachment Theory (In A Nutshell)

Attachment Theory (In A Nutshell)

Attachment is the deep, lasting bond between a child and caregiver. The nature of the attachment bond, established from the beginning of life, has far-reaching implications for the developing individual over the whole life span.

Soul Sisterhood

Soul Sisterhood

The great gift of sisterhood is the phenomenal support it gives women. Who else can you share your secrets with and trust they’ll take them to the grave? Who else can you bounce an idea off of and have them just listen and explore it without getting irked if you don’t take their advice?

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

Stand strong. Surround yourself with people who accept you fiercely while compassionately challenging your edge. Likewise, be a person who honors fear while lovingly encouraging beyond it.