Prepare for Your Miracle (+ an Invitation)

Are you ever astonished (and frustrated) to find yourself in the same kinds of scenarios... ...having the same discomforts you’ve had a hundred times before... ...even though you’ve already spent tons of time and resources working to make yourself better?   Maybe you’ve spent years – decades – doing everything from talk therapy to positive [...]

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You’ll Love This Game

Recently, I was featured as an expert in a Bustle article about fun ways to make your relationship stronger.   In it, I share a favorite game my husband and I play. It's something you can do with your partner as well (or any loved one) while taking a walk together, sitting around the dinner [...]

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This Uncommon Insight Will Help You Be More at Ease

  My teacher has a saying:   When someone finds their place in their family, they find their place in the world.   The truth is that you have a unique place in your family of origin. You’re not just part of that family, you are your mother’s daughter, or your father’s son. You are [...]

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How To Trust Yourself Again

Is there something you really want right now - like, to be in a loving partnership, run your dream business, or feel welcomed into a loving circle of friends – BUT you’ve been hurt in the past and are scared to put yourself out there again?   I hear this over and over from clients – [...]

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A Simple, Unexpected Moment That Changed Everything

  You never know when light will shine into your life and alter your course.   I can remember being in my early twenties, living in the city and coming home after another long night out. An afternoon bike ride had turned into meeting friends for dinner, which turned into stopping by our favorite neighborhood [...]

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Why I Almost Left My Husband

I want to share a personal (somewhat uncomfortable) love story with you. When my husband and I were first dating, it was a situation I would have urged any friend to leave. Our relationship started off with a bang! I’d just moved to San Diego and went out with him on a lark. From the [...]

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When Drama Heats Up, Remember This!

Sometimes a repetitive pattern from the past re-emerges with furious intensity.   A promising new relationship hits the rails, and you're alone again before you know what happened. A colleague publicly throws you under the bus and puts your reputation at risk. Your ex takes you back to court and all your survival fears come [...]

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Turn Tragedy into a Legacy of Love

When you hear of a massive tragedy like mass shootings or floods, what goes on inside you….Does your heart sink? Does time slow down? Do you feel disoriented and confused?   After the initial shock wears off, maybe you're unsure how to relate with what happened.   Should you post about it on social media? [...]

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How To Follow Through on What Matters to You

  Can you relate to any of these?   You know you should cut back on sugar …dive deep into your writing …exercise more …reach out to friends more …start (or finish) that creative project   BUT….Life happens. Time flies.   There are family responsibilities, work commitments, rainy days and Netflix. And honestly, we can [...]

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What Big Anger (or Shame, Fear, Sadness, etc.) Might Mean — and What To Do About It

If you’re like me, you’re well past the point of pretending everything’s fine, when it isn’t. In everyday situations, you do your best to honor what you feel and express it in responsible ways. You’ve learned to take some deep breaths, write in your journal, do yoga, go for a run, or talk things out [...]

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