One Thing You Can’t Get On Amazon!

Did you know that everyone in the world desires the same thing? Whether we realize it or not, whether we live it or not, we all want the same thing. We all want connection. We want to feel connected to ourselves. We want to feel connected to our families, our friends,...

10 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

Happy New Year! Let’s start it off with an offering of loving kindness to YOU and your mental health and well-being. Too often it is easy to focus on the rough and tough insanity that shows up in life. Since what you focus on expands, it is important to your mental...

A Counterintuitive Approach to Healing Pain

There is a lot of pain in the world…and, a lot of pain in our own lives. Accidents, loved ones dying, natural disasters, abuse, and emotional chaos are just some of the ways we experience pain.

Remember That You Are…

Almost 20 years ago I was at a spiritual healing retreat in Sedona, Arizona and my teacher turned to me with a look of perplexed curiosity and asked me, “Who are you?” Immediately my whole being responded with a voiceless voice of knowing, “I AM LOVE!” That experience...

Wonder How to be Happy?

As I write this, I am on an airplane headed to Vashon Island, Washington for a friend’s wedding. I am filled with wonder. I wonder how the Wright brothers ever got curious enough to think about building an airplane. I wonder how people ever came up with the idea of...

Are You Emotionally Well?

Thoughts, beliefs and emotional patterns you developed to survive in your past, may have created blocks to your living a connected and happy life today. Continuing to obey what others said you should do when you were a child, can disconnect you from knowing how you...

What’s the Rush?

When we rush from one thing to another, it can feel like the goodness of life drifts out of reach. Surges of feelings and emotions can be overwhelming, or even consuming, as we react to life and all that it offers. Recently, I heard the word “pause.”Hmmmm. Pause. When...

Love me, now, please.

I often see people who are crushed when someone else does not value or respect them for who they are, or for what they have or have not done. Thinking that you don’t have any value unless someone else validates you is painful, as it equates to giving your power away...

What No One Tells You About Being An Adult

It is common to get bogged down by the seemingly endless responsibilities in life and feel consumed by just getting through each day. We can get caught up in dealing with the day-to-day grind of supporting children and aging parents, work, social media, keeping...

Want to Lose Emotional Weight? Do This!

Feelings are often mistaken as something to be judged as “good” or “bad.” This misunderstanding can keep you held in painful cycles of feeling disappointed, lonely, angry and hurt. When you experience life-crushing circumstances or disappointments that bring you to...

3 Secrets to Releasing Fear

When you procrastinate, when you avoid, when you just won’t face what’s right in front of you, and do what you need to do, you are experiencing resistance. Resistance is caused by fear; resistance is another way to say: “I am afraid”, or “I feel insecure”, or “I don’t...

Clear Guilt; Why Bother?

You can't love what you have if you don't love who you are. Learning to love yourself requires learning to love all that life offers, including the pain. We become sick and tired of our own attitudes and thoughts about ourselves. I see this all the time in my work...