Hello friends, I’m happy to announce I’m transitioning to full time counseling and coaching. I’m both excited and exhausted from the effort it took (is taking) to see this dream come alive. Because words are not coming easily I’m sharing two collages that depict my vision for this next chapter. Thank you for being here.
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The goal of inner work is wholeness, not perfection. In pursuing perfection we are destined to come up short. Yes, it’s noble to aim for excellence. Yet in striving for perfection we seek only part of the whole, for things to be one way only. Wholeness, on the other hand, includes it all. The ways … More Facing Into Wholeness: a New Year’s Reflection
So many of us are deeply troubled and frightened by our current political climate. Manifestations of our lower selves are not only more visible, but condoned, even celebrated. I also find myself curious about what would it be like to suffer an even more limited human existence than the one I inhabit. One where my sense … More Questions for These Times
My body’s fulcrum. Full breasts above. Strong hips below. This belly. Plump, abundant, fleshy. It sometimes shrinks. It mostly grows. Rounded mounds. Soft, pliable. It contains the map to my innards, a log of my journey. It tells my secrets. Showing the world the ways I’ve indulged. Either out of happiness or loneliness, it doesn’t matter. A … More Homage to My Belly, a poem
You’re competent. You’re responsible. You’re sensible. You have it together. People rely on you. You mostly complete tasks. You’re mostly on time. You mostly do what you say you’re gonna do. Yet somehow life is not fully satisfying. You’re not deeply rewarded for your goodness. Even when you’re praised for being kick-ass, it doesn’t feel quite … More Radical Advice for Competent, Responsible, Sensible Women
Tell her you adore her. Tell her she’s your best thing. Kiss, hug and snuggle often. Try to remember your grief does not trump hers. Ask her why she’s hurting. Tell her you’re sad too. Say, I know my dear it must hurt, instead of life is unfair. When she tells you someone at school … More Radical Advice for Mothers of Fiery Daughters
backbones get built vertebrae by vertebrae with every victory with every heartache with every triumph with every shattering with each awakening they become sturdy bearing the weight of new consciousness embodying self-love strengthened, emboldened
The new Disney version of the Cinderella fable departs from other popular versions in that it focuses on Cinderella’s capacity for courage and kindness. This is especially poignant in the midst of the envy and cruelty of her stepmother and sisters. While I’m generally critical of sanitized versions of myths that tend to send the … More Radical Advice: Working with Envy
Here is the latest edition of the Warrior Workbook Spring 2014. The e-book is a collection of exercises and practices intended to deepen mindfulness and attention to your needs. Start from the beginning or choose only exercises that resonate with you. However you decide to use this book, I offer it with love and encouragement. … More the Woman Warrior’s Workbook
Is self esteem really lowered by social media use or are you caught up in your own envy? There’s been some buzz and even studies about the effects of social media on self esteem. Many, including Martha Beck (O’s life coach), have elaborated on anxiety producing behaviors worsened by social media. She calls it FOMO— … More Radical Advice: How to Stop Hating
Many of us spend a lot of time and energy trying to be happy. And I’m here to tell you we’re getting it wrong. This is partly because we are making the wrong assumptions. Instead of asking How can I be happy?, we should be asking other questions: What does it mean to be happy? … More Radical Advice: Stop Caring About Being Happy
I don’t want to play the record Perch behind the lens Hold the pen. I want to be the song
I’m often asked what’s the difference between coaching and therapy? For over half of my life I’ve been committed to healing through various therapeutic approaches: homeopathy, metaphysical healing, talk therapy, kinesiology and the like. I’m grateful to be able speak from experience about the value and deep healing available in both coaching and therapy. At one point, … More Differences between Therapy & Coaching
I had always imagined healing would be this ethereal experience. The sun shining, a community of support, basking in a feeling of wholeness… That is until I really dedicated myself to a healing path. I then came to understand the often lonely, painful, and dark path healing sometimes requires.
Five Ways to Connect to Your True Self is a guide to becoming more authentic and alive. Each step identifies a theme and three activities to take you deeper. Click on the image below to download your copy. The Woman Warrior’s Workbook is a 30-day regimen in self care. What started as an online challenge … More Free Resources