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Moving From Fear to Love: Your Choice

Something very profound happens when we are worried, anxious, lonely or confused and are in the presence of someone else who is fully accepting, fully loving of who we are in those moments.  Nothing needs to be said. We connect on the level of humanity, of love. We know we are inherently ok, and we

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What Makes Good Therapy?

I am often asked.. What is the best treatment for anxiety? What therapy is the most effective for trauma? How do I know if therapy is working? These questions and their answers are very personal, but I can offer some perspective.  First of all, only YOU know if you feel like you are on the

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For When You Feel Stuck: Moving from Soft to Fierce

Feeling stuck?  “I’m feeling stuck” is a thought trying to describe either a tension in the body or a thought pattern of looping and not coming up with the next step or the solution.  Have you felt stuck in a relationship pattern, a work project or a life decision?  Sometimes feeling stuck is a symptom

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What Do You Really Want for 2021?

I’ve been asking myself and others this question a lot lately and have been doing an exercise that has been so helpful and revealing that I want to share with you.  You may have already jumped to answers such as : peace calm happiness my job back my health to feel good to see my

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Healing the Wound of 2020

If there was one big gaping public wound to be healed from 2020, what would it be? The epidemic of fear and anxiety? The pandemic of Covid? The exposure of racism? The need for anger management? I would say there is an underlying, much more covert yet equally corrosive, contagious and dangerous virus… shame.  Shame

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If it Ain’t Broken….

“I will panic when it’s time to panic… and not a moment before.” I’m not sure who said that, it could have been my mother, but it is a quote that has stayed with me.  We spend so much of our lives panicking when there is no apparent threat in the moment. This is called

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You are not alone…

If you are feeling restless or agitated in your body, you are definitely not alone. Whoa, the world is heating up out there. For some, it feels like boiling point. And a helplessness to do anything, to take action. Be careful, this combination of stress, even trauma, and helplessness can get us stuck in a

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Are You Lost? Here’s How to Find Yourself

Today, right now… where are you? Where are you, really? It might sound like a silly question.. I am here, in my room, looking at my computer.  Ah, yes, that is where your mind is focussed, but where is the rest of you? At a time where many people are feeling like they’ve had enough..

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Ladies… listen up, this is for you..

Dear Friends,  It’s so frustrating! Lately, I have been having amazing conversations with amazing women who clearly have great ideas, heartfelt truths and an unwavering commitment to a better world within either themselves, to their lives, their families or relationships, communities or to the world.  BUT…. their voices might never be heard.  Their ideas might

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How to Ease your Suffering and Free up Energy

I was involved in an online conversation recently where I could see that people involved in the discussion were becoming polarized (not hard to do these day when the world seems more divided than ever). I went to bed after stating some truths for me that I knew in my heart would likely aggravate the

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