Monthly Emails

Let Yourself Off the Hook

October 4, 2019
Do you sometimes go to bed at night feeling like you didn't give enough or try hard enough that day?
This is common for those of you who are hard-working go-getters. You lie awake with the belief that if you had only tried harder, your outcomes would be different.This form of self-punishment won't help. Here's a turn-around technique to alleviate the pressure and rest your worried mind.
Start with this question: Were ...   read more

What's My Life's Purpose?

August 1, 2019
Do you know what you're meant to do in your precious time on Earth? Would you like to gain clarity on your life's purpose? I'm here today to show you how:
Close your eyes and recall what once brought you joy, but is no longer in your life--a hobby, activity, place, object, or even a person with whom you're no longer connected. Start a list, or just close your eyes and reminisce.
Revisiting your joy will unlock your life's ...   read more

Because it Matters

July 1, 2019
Many of you are rightfully concerned about the political state of our country. We are in peril and civil war, and we're losing our democracy. I have a few ideas to help, and they're easier than you might think. 
But first, we need to go back to the foundational truth on which this country was built.  Do you own a physical copy of the Constitution? If not, start there. 
The Constitution was created ...   read more

Listen to the Birds

April 30, 2019

Spring has arrived, and the birds are requesting your attention. 
This month's message is simple: Do something good for yourself this Spring. What makes you feel alive? When you ride your bike, take a walk, work in the garden, bask in the sun, or clean your home? Give yourself permission to experience the sights, smells, and sounds of new life all around you. 
We made it through a tough Winter. ...   read more

Do You Need Them to Change?

March 13, 2019
Are there people in your life who continually frustrate you? Do you pressure them to change to no avail? Are you tired of wishing and waiting they'll meet your needs one day?
Let me give you some hope. There's a way to flip the script and take charge of your own happiness. It's starts by recognizing you can be okay and get what you need, whether they change or not. Here's how this works:
When you feel frustrated ...   read more

Is Your Partner Cheating?

February 4, 2019
In sessions, people often want to know if their partners have been faithful, or if their partners have the propensity to cheat. They want more information and clarity, and they know they have blind spots. It can be hard to distinguish the truth from the pain of the past.
First, let's talk about why people cheat:
1. RISK TAKERS - Some cheaters thrive off the rush. They get high from sneaking around. The ...   read more

The Spiritual Practice of Asking for Help

January 14, 2019
When clients tell me their prayers aren't being answered, I've discovered there's a reason why--it comes down to trust. Allow me to explain: 
When you ask your higher power to help, the solution won't likely appear in your lap. It will come from the help of other people. Sometimes, you'll have to ask for assistance. Other times, it will be offered. Prayers get answered when you trust who shows up, and you're ...   read more

Your Missing Link

December 11, 2018
Look at the words below. Which of these statements offer insight into how you're feeling at the moment, or how you've felt much of your life? Choose one that resonates most: 
"Bitterness shows where you need to heal, where you're still holding judgment on others and yourself. 
Resentment shows you where you were living in the past and not allowing the present to be as it is. 
Discomfort sho...   read more

The Truth Will Set You Free

September 12, 2018
Have you heard the quote, "The truth comes out in the end, and the truth will set you free?"
Think of a situation that you've been anxious about lately.
Have you been unfairly treated by someone?
Have you been attacked for stating your beliefs?
Have you been misunderstood?
Do you see what's going on, but no one is believing you?
You don't need to justify or explain yourself. The truth comes out in the end, and the truth ...   read more

It Feels Good to Vent

July 13, 2018
It feels good to vent, doesn't it? But have you ever felt angrier after venting or felt drained after someone vented about their issues?
Let's talk about healthy venting and how to achieve it.
All of us need to be heard, and sometimes, we need to speak out loud when we are scared, confused, angry, or upset. This can be a tremendous release of emotional energy and bonding.
With that said, it helps to realize that when ...   read more

Find Patience with Your People

June 4, 2018
Which of these situations applies to you?
SITUATION A: You feel frustrated by people in your life who lack productivity and motivation. You try creative approaches to help, and when those solutions don't work, you get upset. That's when you lose patience and feel ashamed at the way you handled yourself.
This means you are internally motivated.
SITUATION B: You wonder why you aren't more motivated and why your ...   read more

Your Gut Is Not Psychic

April 29, 2018

Have you trusted your gut, and it let you down?
 Do you want to access your intuition and know it's real?
We are surrounded by inspiration that tells us to listen to ourselves, trust our gut instincts, and speak our truth. Yet, many of you have shared how disappointed you've felt when your intuition didn't warn you, stop you, or arise when you needed it most. You wondered if you were somehow unworthy of receiving ...   read more

You Are Enough

April 14, 2018

Imagine falling asleep each night with the certainty that you did enough, you were enough, and you ARE enough.  
Think about the weight that would lift from your heart. Consider how your confidence would be boosted. Notice how it feels to give yourself a break from regret, improvement, guilt, and perfection. 
Would you like to access this lasting sense of peace? First, you must give it to others. 
If ...   read more

Make the Most of This Moment

March 2, 2018
While getting a haircut recently, my hairdresser mentioned how exhausting it's been to hear clients rage about politics. Because she has a service to perform, she's chosen to silence her opinions. She adds, "Clients won't even ask how I feel. They just assume I agree with them." 
It's a heated time in our country, and no one can deny there's tension in the air. Many of you have asked how to take better care of yourself. ...   read more

Take Care of Yourself During the Holidays

November 22, 2017
In the next few weeks, you will be exchanging a lot of words with family, friends, acquaintances, and even strangers. These instances offer a chance to share your time, opinions, and stories with others. Before it all begins, let's get a safety plan in place. 
Three Holiday Reminders for Sanity & Support: 
1. Only you can choose how much energy you want to contribute to the discussions ...   read more

Death of a Child: You Will Survive This

October 15, 2017
This is a club you never wanted to join. I belong to this group of surviving parents, and I can walk this path with you, providing insight and comfort.
You will be tender, tired, aching, and battle warn. Seeking help from a licensed grief therapist could be vital, as well as being in the company of your family and friends. If you want spiritual support and do not have a pastor, minister, rabbi, or other religious ...   read more

Why Friends Matter... More Than Ever

September 15, 2017

Our days are typically consumed with work and time with family, but have you considered how these areas of life could be enhanced by your friendships? 
Here's a way to get clear about the role of a good friend and to strengthen your eternal bond with them: 
1.The "soul mate" you may be seeking might be found in a deep and lasting friendship, not in a romantic partnership. Most people overlook ...   read more

Would You Like To Be A Better Lover?

July 9, 2017
There are countless techniques explained online to improve your love making. So, why do you still question how you can be a better lover, or how you can feel greater connection and consistency? Here's the simple truth:
>Lovers have ebbs and flows--extreme ups and downs, dry spells, and "what ifs." And yet, many couples believe they have found their soul mate. In blissful times, there's no plan needed and no reason ...   read more

Cultural Appropriation

April 15, 2017
The work we will do together is guided by your ancestors. From the minute you walk in the room they are ready to get started. I am not concerned with who they are as individuals, but more importantly the accuracy of their message.
For several years I worked on an Indian reservation in the social services department. I worked at the youth shelter for tribal teens. I learned to be mindful of my place as a support ...   read more

Loving Ourselves and Others is What Life is all About.

March 29, 2017
When was the last time you felt genuine joy for yourself or another person?
Can you imagine a world without celebration? What a sad and dark place it would be, yet we pass up the opportunity to celebrate all the time.
We think we don't know a person well enough.  
We can't think of anything meaningful to say.
We don't feel happy with ourselves. 
We're envious or feel like we've been deprived. 
Every time ...   read more

Healing: After a Diagnosis, Argument, or Traumatic Event.

February 2, 2017

There's a period of time after a hard truth has been exposed where everything feels raw. This also happens after a diagnosis, argument, or traumatic event. It's no different than being burned. The skin needs to time heal, and when everything feels tender, it can be hard to take even one step.
Would you like to know what to do or say after a major event has rattled your world? I believe this is a vital skill to ...   read more

Whew - These Times are Intense: Pick Your Battles.

January 25, 2017
Right now, you are sitting next to someone who does not agree with you, either silently or openly. You have to decide in this moment to block or engage. What do you do?
"Pick your battles," has long been the standard for wisdom and sage advice. My recommendation has been, "Watch your timing and delivery." Okay, but now what? We all need help beyond generic guidance.
Being available to hear a perspective that is not your ...   read more

Resentment Is Self-Imposed: Name It And Claim It!

November 27, 2016

Anger is swirling around us at the moment and no one is immune. We are reeling, confused, and really want some answers. What now? Well, let's talk about anger. Anger is one of the most taboo topics in spiritual communities. 
Let's start by identifying what anger is not. Anger and resentment are not the same feelings, however they do run parallel. You can feel both of these, but it's important to ...   read more

Is This Generalized Anxiety? 

November 6, 2016
This is insanity, truly we are in some trying times, and those who are sensitive may be feeling our political climate on a deeper level. If you struggle with anxiety, my heart is with you today. 
If you are a support person for those who carry the "worry gene" then this is important information for you too.
Let me share a few things I have learned about anxiety from my clients.  
Researchers ...   read more

Our Human History: Creativity is Ancient DNA

October 9, 2016
Creating is a part of life. We do it every day.
If we interchange creativity with our Spirit we see that creativity is a need for a connection with God.
Connection with God through the avenue of creativity is part of everyday life.
Planning meals, your personal fashion sense, enjoying music, singing, playing, dance and writing are a few examples of living life in a creative way.
Clients state that their lack of satisfaction ...   read more

Should I push back or just let it go? The BIFF Response method

September 19, 2016
Have you ever been on the receiving end of a personal attack, hostile email, or social media meltdown? These days, it's becoming more common than ever!
I'm writing about this because many of you feel ashamed when you find yourself in these heated encounters. You wonder what the Universe is trying to tell you or how you managed to manifest this person in your life. Please understand, this is not okay and you didn't do ...   read more

It's Time for a Change: Reprogram Your Intuitive Self.

August 16, 2016

Are you wanting to make a change but you keep gathering the opinions of others?
Well-meaning friends, family, and coworkers may inadvertently delay this change by offering input which amounts to a distraction.
Think about this: Researchers at the University of California, Irvine, found that after careful observation the typical office worker is interrupted or switches tasks, on average, every three minutes and five ...   read more

Refuse to Stay Silent: What can you do to take care of yourself?

July 22, 2016
Have you ever felt so strongly about something that it was impossible to stay silent?
Early in my career, I worked as an advocate. We were taught that passion motivates us to action and that having this conviction meant we must speak up. I even had a bumper sticker on my car that said,  "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention."
But for many of us advocates, it seemed that being outraged led to selective ...   read more

Synchronicity: Following Signs From God.

May 25, 2016
Have you ever had absolute certainty that you were following signs from God, but then you were dropped on your butt?
Chances are, you probably looked for the silver lining in that situation. There may or may not have been one. Your mind will search and search, replaying all the events while reaching for the purpose in what had occurred.
What I hear from clients is, "I'm confused. I trusted God and now I don't even trust ...   read more

Mother's Day: Be Honest While Honoring Your Mother.

April 29, 2016
Mother's Day has been an interesting challenge for me.
We have a national holiday that is intended to recognize mothers and honor them. Growing up, I saw my mother struggle with this. Her relationship with her mom was strained and my relationship with my mom was no different.
In fact, Mother's Day has been awkward from the start. I remember my sister getting mad at our brother for picking out a gushy card that said all ...   read more

How to Let Go When Your Not Being Seen: Being Misunderstood

April 10, 2016

Are you sad or frustrated because there are people in your life who don't "get you?" 
Here are some false beliefs that we tell ourselves when we require or even demand that we are understood by others:
1.  My needs are most important in this situation, time and place.
2.  Others are capable, but unwilling to meet my needs.
3.  If they really cared, they would know this about me.
Being misunderstood ...   read more

The Painful Birth of a New Understanding: Shocking Realization.

March 4, 2016
Have you ever been hit with a sudden occurrence or a shocking realization that you were sure you could not survive? 
There's a place inside each of us that can withstand any devastation. I call it the pilot light and no matter how much you hurt, it always stays aflame. So when sadness hits, let it sink in. When tears flow, feel their warmth as they stream down your cheeks.  
You have been brought ...   read more

What Do You Care About Most?

November 18, 2015
It's good to take inventory of what matters to you. Here's a self-check exercise that will help you see what you're doing with your life, and focus on what's important right now.
Write down the top ten things you care about most, and explain why each of them is emotional for you.
For instance, how we spend our time, energy and resources is a passionate topic for me. It's emotional because I connect with ...   read more

How to Comfort Someone in Grief

October 26, 2015
When a person or pet dies, we want to be there for their loved ones, yet it's hard to know how to comfort them. Everyone's experience of grief is unique and should be taken into consideration. 
Would you like to be more intuitive about the needs of the griever? This is a wonderful gift we can give others. Allow me to explain how it can happen.
Here's the biggest thing to remember: Doing nothing is the most hurtful ...   read more

Information You Need About Yourself

October 4, 2015

If you were asked, "Are you a team player" what would you say? 
Think about being asked this question in an interview. I doubt anyone ever says NO.
Our immediate response is likely YES. 
Can you imagine saying NO to a potential employer? "No, I am not a team player."
Now get honest with yourself. Are you better at operating alone? Do you prefer to separate yourself? 
Going it alone has its place ...   read more

With whom do you choose to spend your free time with

August 22, 2015

This article is about the art of hanging out. While it might seem like a trivial topic, I believe it can provide a crucial piece of healing that each of us needs as humans.
For instance, a friend and I recently sat on my back porch, simply staring at the trees for hours. We didn't talk much, but when we did the conversation flowed through topics with no direction or agenda.
Silence was comfortable and the breeze ...   read more

I don't have time for this!

June 8, 2015
You're in the fast lane and it's still not moving quickly enough. You're walking down the street and there's a slow walker in front of you. You call someone and they just don't get to the point fast enough.
You want to scream, "I don't have time for this!"
Now that summer is here, it's helpful to know that heat slows us down, not only on the roads, but also in our relentless drive to discover our purpose, create our ...   read more

Families: An Honest Conversation

April 16, 2015
Let's talk for a bit about family members and those that are challenging or impossible for the sensitive empath to stay in contact with. 
There is a lot being said these days about adult children consciously choosing to be estranged from their families. (Google it)
There are toxic families where just being around them we can feel physically sick. For no particular reason this heaviness lingers before and after a ...   read more

Is Your

March 6, 2015
Have you ever stressed out about how much "stuff" you have? Conversely, what kind of "stuff" would you give anything to have?  We each have a relationship with our things and often times; it can rob us of joy. Busy people often find the need to justify their stuff. "Please excuse the mess I have been busy with ..."
Creative people who enjoy their unique items and collections often feel protective of their relationship ...   read more

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