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Can Your Feelings Get Hurt?

Can Your Feelings Get Hurt?

A friend offers feedback about your forgetting to call her for her birthday; a lover breaks up with you; a colleague tells you the email you sent has too many typos; a family member expresses their anger at you.  All these interactions can lead to you saying “Ouch, that hurts my feelings!” I’ve heard that expression so many times and became very curious about whether...

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How to Communicate Respectfully with Women

How to Communicate Respectfully with Women

The hundreds of women I have worked with who seek to authentically speak their truth are each unique. They all come from different backgrounds. Some were raised in big cities and others in small towns and rural areas. Many were born and lived in different countries. Some had highly educated parents and others had parents who did not receive much formal education. These women work...

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Quieting the Inner Interrogator

Quieting the Inner Interrogator

The beginning of the year found you contemplating new actions you want to take. You can feel a certain kind of electricity in your body when you consider the kind of experiences you can have if you take action. And in an instant, that sense of electricity gets dimmed. Your inner knowing is overpowered by a familiar inner voice I call the Inner Interrogator. Yes,...

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Language is More Than Words

Language is More Than Words

Today we have an unprecedented ability to connect to other human beings via the Internet and other mediums and yet many of us are feeling lonely, isolated and dissatisfied with our human relationships. According to the World Health Organization, the number of people suffering from depression and/or anxiety has increased by nearly 50% in the last 15 years, especially in areas that are heavily populated....

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How Do You Communicate Authentically Without Harming or Hurting?

How Do You Communicate Authentically Without Harming or Hurting?

Ahimsa is a Sanskrit word that means non-killing, non-hurting and is often translated as non-violence.  In the current political situation in the US, I see so many messages on the media and social media that reflect the opposite of Ahimsa. In sessions with my clients, I’ve heard people experience so much pain after hearing or reading comments from presidential candidates or their followers. I’m not...

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Setting Intentions that Will Come True

Setting Intentions that Will Come True

Setting intentions that will come true requires more than mental activity; it is a process of engaging with the heart and one’s deepest needs.  Follow each of these steps carefully to help you set intentions that will come true. Go to a quiet place where you can be undisturbed for at least one hour. Be in a comfortable position and close your eyes or keep...

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Listening in Depth

Listening in Depth

                    We developed our sense of hearing while in the womb – only 16 weeks after we were conceived. Learning to listen, however, is a life-long work in progress. When we listen fully, we go beyond the words we hear uttered. When we become completely present with someone who is talking, deep listening lets us hear unexpressed feelings. These feelings...

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From a Seed to a Tree

From a Seed to a Tree

A lot of us are afraid of change. Sometimes we think that life would be more fulfilling if things remain the same. We even refer to previous times in our lives as the “good” old times. Yet, wherever there is life, there is change. If we are alive, change is unavoidable. An example I love to give is that for a seed to become a...

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