Life shifts

There are an endless array of things that take place within a single day for us. Boil it down further and dissect it and the truth is that things shift within a glance, a beat of our heart, a thought. We often proclaim that we don’t like change but the fact is that we experience

The Story We Walk Into

Everybody has their pain. what’s yours? Nothing? Something? Are you looking at it or are you looking away from it? What you hold as your perspective and  how you interact with it in your mind is the story of how your life will turn out. This is a big deal for each one of us

The Healing Journey

It is a reality that each one of us needs to take a healing journey at some point in our life. In fact, it is my experience that we need to take them frequently. We ought to begin as children and continue onward into our triple digit years. A healing journey is something I have

Finding yourself with the help of nature

There is a New Age practice called earthing; I laughed when I heard someone describe it to me. My response, when asked if I was familiar with it, was — yes, I have been walking barefoot on the dirt, grass, sand, and moss of the land all of my life. I was thrilled to know

The Crime of Duplicity

None of us can afford to tell a lie, a falsehood, create a story that is simply not true, or participate in what is counter to our goodness–it causes a sickness inside of our soul that makes it difficult to make peace within our own skin. We need complete alignment within our being if we are

Nothing happens without faith

The work I do as a psychologist has sometimes made me question my faith in God. This is not to claim that I question my own investment in our Creator, but rather prompts me to wonder if I am doing what is intended in terms of goodness and being on the right track. There are

Love and accountability: my own story

Even when we get on top of our game and feel the goodness of who we are, it is a challenge to retain that energy, focus and commitment. Life is an ebb and flow of feeling happy and then sad, giving and then selfish, full and then empty. In our most authentic inner voice, we

The next breath

There are days when I open my eyes and feel an ache in my gut that takes my breath before I can even express my gratitude for the day. This is the feeling of grief that comes from the experience of sadness. We each take turns with this experience, for one reason or another. To

Why your history actually matters

I’ve not been an avid television viewer, mostly I like Oprah’s Soulful Sundays, a movie now and again, and the old time programs that take me back to my childhood like The Andy Griffith Show, Bewitched, and I love Lucy. I am swept back decades as I am in the embrace of mommy and daddy

What you wish for right now

It is December, the holiday season and every one of us has wishes in our heart for something that we crave to happen or to own. This is a magical time of year and we want, we simply want. It’s not tough to make to things happen. We need to be quietly contemplative and secure in