Grandma’s Medicine

Grandma’s Medicine

Grandma's Medicine   A recent Washington Post article detailed a mental health initiative in Zimbabwe that utilizes “community grandmothers” -- lay health workers trained in counseling skills, problem solving and self-care -- to help provide vital mental health...

No Fear

No Fear

Any belief that generates fear or feelings of unworthiness is false; it's a lie...Our authentic self would never abuse us; it comes from love. --Don Miguel Ruiz Freedom comes with realizing that our fear is not real. ​Our fear is created by the beliefs and thoughts we...

Flawsome

Flawsome

My teachers have all come with the same message. Not “I am holier than thou,” but “You are as holy as I am.” -- Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God Even if we can resist the pursuit of perfection, most of us find ourselves striving to be better than we...

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Sometimes what we appear to have lost is simply something it was time to leave behind. -- Marianne Williamson I cried tears of joy on my son’s graduation day. But I was also overwhelmed with sadness, a deep grieving for the end of the long chapter of my son’s...

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!    I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.  -- E.M. Forster   Parents want the best for their children. We want our children to be happy, safe; to achieve their dreams, to be proud of who they...

Shine On

Shine On

Shine On The sun shines on everyone without discrimination. - Pema Chodron, Buddhist None of us thrives in darkness. We need to step out from the shadows to soak up the energy that comes from the light. Yet, sometimes we can feel as if grace and fate and all good...

Under the Cover of Darkness

Under the Cover of Darkness

Feelings can be scary. Intense emotions, like rage or grief, can feel overwhelming or out of of our control. But if we can step back from our experience and look more closely at what we feel, we find that other, more tender emotions lie beneath that intensity,...

My Roof is Leaking

My Roof is Leaking

“My roof is leaking. The roofer is estimating the repair may cost $5,000. Not to mention the money outlay to fix the stained ceiling. Tuition payments begin in a mere four months, and despite our creative finagling of loans, grants, savings and begging the college for...

Boundaries and Bloodlines

Boundaries and Bloodlines

Boundaries and Bloodlines Boundaries are necessary, helpful, even reassuring. But they can be challenging to put in place. Between family members especially, clients may report feeling guilty or selfish when they set limits to protect themselves or establish healthier...

Learning from Experience

Learning from Experience

As parents, our instinct is to protect our children from harm, to buffer them from life’s challenges and hurts. Divorce can be a difficult experience that tests our abilities as parents to provide our kids with a canopy of safety that keeps at bay the struggles...