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Family Problems

Are you caught in a power struggle with your young child or adolescent, a loved one, or business associate?

Resistance—especially from a child—can pack a powerful punch that triggers all sorts of negative emotions. Power struggles can wear adults down long before a child backs down or acquiesces to do whatever it is that is being asked of them—cleaning a room, eating healthy food, doing homework, helping with just about any chore, or just listening in general. Power struggle….read more →

What causes suffering …

Are you paying attention? I only ask because if you are—it’s very possible that you may learn something. When expectations don’t match reality… suffering occurs. It’s that simple. Do you have a moment to deconstruct that simple statement and make sense of it? When expectations don’t match your reality… You set up an expectation for your self, or for someone…read more →

A guarantee of clarity, self worth, security…pretty useful stuff.

Follow the signs along the way. If they have led you here, take note. You are receiving nothing less than an invitation to experience clarity, self-worth, security. Oh really… What’s going on?! Recently a client I’ve been working with for a short time asked me why she was suddenly feeling so good. “What’s going on?!” she wanted to know. ”I…read more →

What to do when family health crisis strikes

Be prepared so goes the motto. But how to prepare for the unexpected when a family member is hurt or becomes seriously ill? A crisis of any kind generally occurs suddenly and unexpectedly. How we respond and communicate in moments of stress can make all the difference to our own well being as well as to the well being of a…read more →

Point one finger

We all have a favorite saying. I hear myself repeat this one a lot: Point one finger at someone else and the other four are pointing back at you. In the blame shame game who wins? I’ve been hearing a lot of people say that they want to bring more peace and love into the world. Imagine how light we…read more →

Feelings are not facts

Jealousy, anger, insecurity, fear… we have all experienced these emotions. Sometimes we believe and identify with negative feelings and begin to believe we really are these things – Jealous, Angry, Insecure, Fearful – when in reality, these are just feelings that are constantly changing. Feelings are not facts. Emotional awareness – an awareness of how we feel, not who we…read more →

Teach the teachers

Can improved communication with your child’s teachers help your child succeed? Often parents wait for their child’s quarterly or semester grades and reports to arrive before setting up a talk with teachers. When a parent opens a discovery based dialogue before reports arrive it can go along way to supporting their child and clarifying any areas of concern. Parents possess…read more →

Mindfulness…it only takes a moment

Give yourself a mindful moment… give yourself the world Daily Prescription: Mindful Meditative Practice. Why bother? cultivate kindness toward ourselves and the rest of the world enhance mental and physical agility better sleep, digestion, physical and sexual function cultivate tranquility, joy, and resilience in daily life awareness of our mind, body, and spirit awareness of reality acceptance of differences between ourselves and others I hear you already… “I can’t remember…read more →

Emotions are useful messengers

Is it hard to make arrangements with yourself? Dancing as fast as you can? Juggling home, work, school and the little details of every day can wipe you out if your first aid kit doesn’t include effective stress and time management tools. Simple band-aids won’t always do the trick. Managing stress and time just isn’t good enough. Like putting a…read more →

Food labels…Read between the lines

There’s always a lot of talk about duplicity in the marketing of food. Generally what you find in a box is in some way processed and its freshness compromised or diluted down. Fresh food is just that, fresh. Nourishment is an inside job, what we put in affects how we look and feel. Making good choices gets harder when pretty packaging…read more →