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Enough

Posted on Sunday, September 30th, 2012 at 7:32 pm.

I was outside. It was night. Someone was behind me: his hands on the small of my back propelling me dangerously forward with enormous force. I was scared. I tried to decompress the uncomfortable arch in my back but the force was too great. I tried to steer myself towards a large overweigh man, thinking…   Read more »

You Are Only As Sick As Your Secrets

Posted on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at 12:48 pm.

I tend to reveal a lot about myself in my writing. Even though as a therapist, showing oneself is tricky, I made a conscious choice to do this because I knew that is how we remove stigma and heal shame. If I reveal an experience that someone else identifies with and has shame around, they…   Read more »

Accountability and Character

Posted on Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 at 6:49 pm.

I remember years ago how my father and the four of us children would go walking up the hill into the woods to look for a Christmas tree.  It was a somewhat magical time – one of those special times when we had fun with our father. The trees would be beautiful, brown branches, dark…   Read more »

Letting Go

Posted on Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 at 1:17 pm.

The other night I was in pieces.  Waves of intense grief and emotional pain were coursing through me. For the past week or so, my 14-year-old cat Hank has not been feeling well, and not eating much.  Hank is a small grey tabby that I got from the pound when he was 6 weeks old. …   Read more »

Announcing WeConcile™

Posted on Sunday, March 20th, 2011 at 12:10 pm.

Architecting Your Own Intimacy – Repairing, Rebuilding & Creating Love I have been deep in writing a new web-based and interactive program to help couples (or any two people) connect more fully and resolve conflicts, bringing harmony and peace to their relationship. This is something that I have been working on for nearly two years…   Read more »

Default Places

Posted on Sunday, December 5th, 2010 at 4:22 pm.

I had a hard few days, which in this case for me means that I was in workaholic mode, feeling frustrated and somewhat overwhelmed and being unrealistic about what I could and could not get done. I was pushing myself around ‘doing’ and not accepting the ‘being’ aspect of life.  Luckily, a friend stopped over…   Read more »

Emotional Release Guided Meditation

Posted on Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 at 3:15 pm.

Guided Meditation (Audio) to accompany “Emotions and Emotional Release“. Subscribe to the Healing Tips Podcast with iTunes The podcast for this blog posting is on the bottom of the previous blog post Emotions and Emotional Release.

Emotions and Emotional Release

Posted on Friday, November 5th, 2010 at 7:18 pm.

Emotions are intense.  They rock us.  We have to deal with them. Someone says something the wrong way, or we are in a difficult situation and all of a sudden we might find ourselves in a fury, or in deep grief, or perhaps an awful sense of embarrassment and shame as if we are ‘bad’. …   Read more »

Respond-Ability

Posted on Monday, August 16th, 2010 at 11:07 am.

This past week, some very specific events brought up a lot of pain and grief for me. The first event was when I read an article about a 17-month old boy who was beaten to death.  The perpetrator stated “I didn’t hit him that hard.”  Later in the week, I saw the Time magazine cover…   Read more »

A Radical Change In Perspective

Posted on Monday, July 5th, 2010 at 11:58 am.

The other day, I heard enlightenment defined as a radical change in perspective. What is enlightenment? Why would we want it? Is it not to gain deep revelation or insight into the meaning and purpose of things, to be removed from our everyday perspectives that cause us so much angst and pain? I not only…   Read more »

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