3 Powerful Ways to Change Your Life

“When we have begun to take charge of our lives, to own ourselves, there is no longer any need to ask permission of someone” ~ George O’Neil You  want more happiness and fulfillment in your life but so often you feel like all you do is race to keep up. You feel like a victim to your circumstances. Though you try to change, things get in the way. You feel defeated. It might even seem like you have it all ~ a good job, a beautiful family, wonderful supportive … Continue reading

The Lost Art of Togetherness

I have a dear friend I recently connected with and have come to know these past few months. With a beautiful spirit, we often refer to one another as “power sisters.” With the gift of simply being present, we support each other through listening, sharing, clarifying, and offering feedback as we reveal our hopes, dreams, fears, and triumphs. It is the gift of relationship. Recently we decided I would visit her for some much needed ”girl” time. She mentioned looking … Continue reading

A Dad’s Influence

Over the last several decades, there has been a steady decline in the number of fathers participating in the rearing of their children.  The proportion of children living in two parent homes has dropped significantly where 1 in 3 children in the United States live with just their mother.  There is no doubt that the presence of a father makes a huge impact to a child.  Statistics show improvement in grades as well as a decrease in sexual promiscuity, teen … Continue reading

Spring: A Time of Renewal

Many people have an incredibly hard time during the winter months, particularly if they live in colder regions.  The short, dark days can trigger melancholic moods, leading to profound feelings of lethargy and pessimism.  Others may struggle with financial worries which quickly set in after the expense of the holidays.  Meanwhile, we all face pervasive trials that threaten to undermine happiness at any time of year.  Whether you are grieving the loss of a loved one, adjusting to the end … Continue reading

Reach for the sun!

Do you remember in science class, how we learned when a seed starts to sprout and grow, it is reaching for the sun?  It was so interesting to learn how much they need sunlight to grow healthy and strong.  Well, that’s what I felt like today.  I felt like that little seed desperately reaching out for sunlight. In recent weeks, the sun was hiding but today is a beautiful, sunny day and the skies are blue.  Even though it is 2 … Continue reading

What we want most in our relationships

I work a lot with couples.  It’s interesting and quite fun!  You can learn a lot about relationships when working with couples.  I try to help two very different individuals learn to live together and love one another, despite their differences. The thing is, if we are willing to do the work, it can be the most rewarding experience.  We learn to love another human being, all the while, allowing them to love us back.  Through the process, we hopefully grow … Continue reading

A different resolution . . .

Here we are again ~ a new year ~ another chance to reflect on where we are and where we want to be.  It’s the time when we think about things and make changes.  Maybe we want to get our finances in order, maybe develop our careers further, maybe start a family, maybe find love ~ and then there’s the ever popular goal of losing weight.  Whatever your goals, the idea is to improve your life and hope things turn out … Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions: Here we go again

Every year, we do it!   We make New Year’s resolutions.  We promise this year will be different.   From this point forward we promise to live in the moment, to eliminate stress, to LOSE WEIGHT, blah, blah, blah.  Then its March and we begin to go back to old patterns.  Life goes on, problems arise, summer comes, and we backslide.  Before we know it, fall and winter roll around and we wonder . . . where did the year go? … Continue reading

What If . . .?

I always loved the holidays.  But these past few years have been more difficult for me.  You see, four years ago, I lost my father to suicide just two weeks before Christmas.  Now, when the holidays come around, I often find myself thinking about his death.  I think about what was going on at the time, how busy I was getting ready for the holidays, and then, I start to think about my dad’s pain.  It was his pain then … Continue reading