Top 10 Body/Mind Tools for Stressed Out Young Women

I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being…Maya Angelou All women have the dream of becoming someone great. If you’re a mature mother, daughter or partner, you probably look back on the things you wish you had learned, the support you […]

The Power of Love

  “I want the perfect world that love implies, which means some anguish, some ecstasy, some laughter, some tears, some sad and lonely separation of flesh, the constant feel of your spirit merging with mine.” Daniel King, Rumi-Nations. I’m someone who falls in love easily with people, situations and experiences. It’s less happenstance for me […]

Are You Materialistic?

It’s been easy to tag our culture as “materialistic”. Everywhere you look, there’s advertising. Shopping is both a past-time and an addiction. Surveys associate our economic health with our personal well-being. We must be materialistic. Right? The accepted definition of “materialistic” is the devotion to things of the material world. As in, not devoted to […]

What Is Your Wealth?

“So you think money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?” Ayn Rand Since the recession started, you’ve probably taken more of an interest in how our financial system works. If you’ve satisfied that curiosity, you know the economy is a fantasy you silently agree […]

Why You Should Let Yourself Be Happy

It seems like our culture is based on fear. Fear that we’re not creative enough, smart enough or a good enough person. For most people, they’re great at looking like they’ve got it all together, but depression and anxiety has risen to epidemic levels in the US, despite our obsession with self-esteem and positive psychology. […]

Break The Cycle: Feel Good About Your Dysfunctional Family

It’s that time of year when we honor mothers, fathers and graduates. Where you temporarily pretend you’re not angry at past slights and send out flowers, cards, gifts to honor your parents, kids and sundry relatives. Ugh. Most of us fall back on Hallmark and their brethren to express what we’d like to feel about […]

Looking For A Place To Hide? A Secret To Keeping Your Cool When You’re Uncomfortable

Your boss, “would like to talk to you for a minute”. Your spouse isn’t talking to you at all. It’s 5am and you’re not looking forward to your stressful day. How do you know you’re stressed? You feel slightly queasy, a little hot or cold, your shoulders tense up, maybe your intestines feel weak. How […]

Are You Sabotaging Your “Attitude of Gratitude”?

One of the easiest ways to feel good and attract wonderful things into your life is to have an “Attitude of Gratitude”. You’ve probably noticed when you feel grateful, everything gets better and when you feel resentful life is miserable. Irregardless of your actual circumstances. If everyone knows this, why are we one of the […]

“Just” Stop the Lies!

One of my least favorite words in the English language is “just”. Uttered by well-meaning people (me included) it implies an easy answer to a complex situation. Whether you’re trying to solve a work or personal issue, everyone seems to have the right answer. It’s as if having a problem is somehow a problem. I […]

4 Ways (Most People) Can Avoid Years Of Therapy

A client recently commented, “before you, no one ever told me I didn’t need at least 2 years of therapy to fix my problem”. We live in a culture that promotes being a victim. From spiritual gurus to classes to a new toothpaste, we’re encouraged to figure out what’s “wrong” with us and “fix it” […]