More Holiday Stress Than Spirit?

While we like to think it’s easy for us to get into the holiday spirit (thank you movies), enjoy giving, and people in our world, for so many women we experience more Holiday stress than spirit. When it comes to the holidays, throw in parenting, work demands, financial strain, relationship rockiness or upheaval and it’s pretty clear we have the …

Stop Talking About Your Problems

I know this sounds unusual, but bear with me. When I was in the thick of practicing as a therapist, I used to think that my job was to listen to people talk about their problems. That somehow through the magic of human connection, presence and reflecting back they would come to insights on their own and be as amazed …

Weeding Your Inner Garden

I was out weeding the garden this morning, and my youngest daughter asked me, “Mommy, why do you pull weeds every morning?” (I don’t do it “every” morning, but I know it can seem that way to a little person). So I shared with her that doing a little bit, regularly is important to keep the garden growing healthy. “We …

I Surrender…

We have a beautiful pergola that my husband built the year of our wedding. I had seen the design in an advertisement. Tall columns, with billowing curtains and canvas panels that reminded me of ship sails. So my husband built it for us so we could have our wedding in our backyard under this dreamy space. Enter summer last year …

Falling Apart or Falling Together?

Almost spring! Hurry it up Mother Nature… please… we are falling apart, or are we falling together? For many, January was a really tough month, February was a drag through the snow. Now here we are, March-ing on. The start of this year I saw the largest number of people committing to make change, hopeful and positive for a new …

Compassionate Accountability = Success

This week was an exciting week of success with one of my dear clients who has been steadily doing the work through the Compassionate Accountability Program.   A professional mom, stuck in a rut of avoidance, Janet* (name has been changed for privacy) came to me about 4 months ago, stating she wanted to make changes in her relationships. Her …

Are You in Industry Overwhelm? How do you know? How to stop it.

  There is a terrible defeatist theme occurring for solo entrepreneurs and helping professionals, that has surfaced in this past week, that I have to expose. In case you or someone you know is falling prey to this awful audio going on in their head, here are the symptoms:  Cloudy vision of their situation where there was once passion, and …

Vision Boarding Success

Happy New Year Everyone! Ah the New Year… A time of new years resolutions, starting fresh, dreaming big dreams and setting goals. Oh the possibilities a new year brings. There are many tools available to you as you set out on your quest to make this your best year yet, and you’ve likely come across several of them each year. …

5 Reasons Your BFF is Not Your Therapist!

One of the special things about a really great therapeutic relationship is the openness with which a you as a client share your life, the good, the bad, and the ugly. When therapy really clicks there is a synergy that happens in session that transports both you and the therapist to a place of resonance where the really great work …