Surrender To Yourself

  Throw down the guns and put up your arms, this has gone on far too long, letters from home cannot calm the storm, surrender to the fear and lets move on. The kiss that you give feeds the fire inside, behind these eyes is where you belong, wrapped up in your arms is when […]

Sex and Betrayal

A trial of seduction, a jury without peers, I swear at the bible,and feast on judgemental fears, its no crime I’ve committed, the sin is that I’ve been charged, I need no representation, my statement is true and pure, I do not ask for absolution, my soul has been laid bare, I stand before myself, […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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” […]