How To Get Someone To Change

I Sing to the sadness and the shadows of your heart,it all comes together once its been ripped apart, Shed not a tear for I have not bled without reason,a man without a country cannot commit treason, I hold out a hand to only myself, a self out of reach with each passing season. Dan […]

Open and Honest

“Be harsh…when need be. Be loving, as I think you can be. Just keep walking WITH me. The path behind closes with each step. Take me as deep, high or low as you see fit.”– Daniel King, Rumi-Nations In relationship advice the world over, “open and honest communication” is the hallmark of a good partnership. […]

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 […]

20 Min. Pain Management Meditation. Try it, it really works!

  Physical pain is exhausting and interferes with your work, play and relationships. If you’re like most of America, you silently deal with chronic pain on a daily basis. Whether it’s stress, an old injury or a physical condition, you just need a break. How did people manage before modern medicine? What tools did our […]

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” […]