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Igniting connection

On: February 25th, 2016 at 3:30 pm | Number of Comments » 0

Remember the comic strip about Charlie Brown?  The lovable, awkward kid who was forever hopeful, and kept on going with life no matter what? How about Lucy van Pelt, remember her?  The crabby, bossy girl in the Peanuts gang, who was keen on handing out her 5 cent psychiatrist’s advice to whoever would listen. When Lucy and […]


Do you trust yourself?

On: January 14th, 2016 at 3:30 pm | Number of Comments » 0

Trust.  It’s a big word. A big word that can have a big impact on the quality of our life and on our relationship to our self and to others. But what does it mean?  In relationship, it implies having faith in another.  That they are who they say they are and will do what […]


Harnessing our power for peace

On: December 10th, 2015 at 3:30 pm | Number of Comments » 0

First, there was the peace train, from the popular Cat Stevens tune in the early 1970’s, that sang about how the train was coming to take us all home to peace. Now, more than 30 years later, there’s a new way of travelling home to peace.  This time, there’s no train to jump on board, but simply […]


Gone Fishing

On: November 26th, 2015 at 3:30 pm | Number of Comments » 0

Sometimes, one of the hardest things we can do is let go of our mind’s expectations, and simply go with the flow. Go with the flow and ride the wave of whatever may come, knowing it’s in  service of our greatest good.  Hard to do, I know.  But worth the investment of time it takes […]


5 things to do when we feel too little

On: October 21st, 2015 at 5:06 am | Number of Comments » 0

There are those of us who feel too much.  And then there are those of us who feel too little. When we feel too little after a traumatic event, we can look cool as a cucumber to the outside world, yet feel flat as a pancake on the inside.  We don’t just disconnect from our self and go to a […]


7 ways to transform troubling feelings

On: October 8th, 2015 at 3:30 pm | Number of Comments » 0

When we’re struggling with the effects of traumatic stress, we can really feel challenged by our feelings. We can either feel too much when memories start unexpectedly arising, or we can feel too little, by numbing out or hiding out deep inside our mind. Whichever it is, it’s our body’s way of coping.  Coping helps us to survive. There are a couple ways […]


The forgotten treasure

On: September 9th, 2015 at 6:37 am | Number of Comments » 0

The body’s need to rest and rejuvenate its vital energies is too often forgotten. In our active, stress filled world, we can push ourselves to ‘go-go-go’ or to ‘get it done’, sometimes at the expense of our body. We can push ourselves well beyond that place inside where we instinctively know how far is too […]


3 ways of dealing with out of control anxiety

On: August 27th, 2015 at 3:30 pm | Number of Comments » 0

It gets in the way at the best of times:  Before an important meeting, or before we give an important speech, or when we’re on a first date.  Anxiety rises up, takes over and leaves us feeling jittery, flush or nautious.  Anxiety can also come up in relation to a person, place or thing that reminds us […]


The courage to create

On: August 20th, 2015 at 3:30 pm | Number of Comments » 0

Some say there is no journey.  The healing path is actually something we create ourselves, as we place one metaphorical foot in front of the other in the direction of our growth and transformation. I’m not sure how I feel about this.  It kind of takes the mystery and magic out of the transformational process.  At any […]


Getting unstuck Part II

On: August 13th, 2015 at 3:30 pm | Number of Comments » 0

The unconscious mind sends in resistance to meet us at the threshold of change. It’s not there to block us. It’s there so we can face that something from our past that’s mirroring the reasons why we can’t move forward. Once we take the time to pay attention to resistance, it begins to loose its […]