Attunement

When was the last time you had an important story or experience to share, only to find that once you told another of your experience, they self-referenced and started telling their own story? And before you knew it, what was so important to you and what held so much meaning, became lost by another’s lack […]

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Threads of Connection

“The world, it seems, both natural and constructed, is an endless net of particular lessons, each made of the same compelling thread that is always hiding in the open, simply waiting for our complete attention to reveal itself. By pulling at these threads, I have discovered, again and again, the deep and common way of […]

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Vulnerability + Empathy = Love

I have a unique position as I sit and listen to my couples in distress. I am “in it” with my clients, listening to their pain and witnessing how they are struggling either internally or with each other. At the same time of being “in it”, I am also a sideline observer of their interactions. […]

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The Practice of Relationships

Practice: repeated exercise in or performance of an activity or skill so as to acquire or maintain proficiency in it. Think about all the things you have “practiced” in your life. When you were a child and you were learning how to do anything, you needed to do it repeatedly in order to become skillful and […]

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Young Love’s Joy

“I’ve forgotten all of young love’s joy…” Amy Winehouse. I recently watched the documentary “Amy” on the tragic life of singer, songwriter, Amy Winehouse. She was, simultaneously, extremely talented and extremely self destructive. For most of her life, she battled an eating disorder. For most of her life she battled alcohol and drug addiction. Sadly, […]

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The Gift of Self Acceptance

“It’s important to remember that when separated from our soul, we are separated from life.” —from The Endless Practice, Mark Nepo There have been three times in my life when I fought against my body, in the hopes of meeting society’s standards of beauty, achieving perfection, being loved, feeling worthy, avoiding my fear and emotions, […]

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Hope Rekindled

One of the best descriptions of true love whether it be between partners, friends, family… so in celebration of the season in which our hope is rekindled in the truth that deep and abiding love is available to all of us: LIVING WITH THE WOUND    by Mark Nepo There is a need to be […]

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Entering the Forest

“…I came to the edge of a forest where the narrow, lighted spaces called to me. I stood there through many opportunities till an ageless woman of great resolve appeared, saying,  ‘You can’t start, I know, and if I were kind, I’d see you halfway in, but I am more than kind. You must enter […]

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The Wholeness of You: The Secret of True Intimacy

We all yearn for a sense of belonging and a place in this world where we are truly, deeply loved. The image of being truly intimate with another, invokes our deepest desires. Humans thrive in connection to others; to be alone as we go through life makes the challenges we face much more difficult. We […]

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The Emptiness of Fall

The light has changed. November skies are upon us. I find a quieting within my spirit as I have gone through this week. I am so appreciative of the unique beauty of this time of year. This month, more than before, I have become acutely aware of the  personal transition and transformative process taking place […]

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