Do you often find yourself in unfulfilling relationships despite doing everything you can for your partners? Are you sometimes truly surprised by how your partner is treating you? Does it feel like you’re the only one trying or making sacrifices in the relationship? If these questions resonate with you, then there might be an element …
4 Signs That It’s Time to See a Counselor
In a world full of resources there's no reason to suffer unnecessarily- but how do you know when it's time to seek professional help? Here are 4 signs that it's time to see a counselor.
Break Free! 5 Steps toward Personal Empowerment
"The process of spotting fear and refusing to obey it is the source of all true empowerment" - Martha Beck Everybody has a passion – and mine is helping people discover a sense of personal empowerment. Maybe that focus comes from my own life spent learning to overcome power hurdles on the way to feeling …
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4 Warning Signs that You’re Still Reeling from Past Trauma
One fact of life is that time just keeps ticking on. Just like clockwork, the sun rises every morning and it doesn’t slow down to offer you a moment to catch up after a shocking life event throws you into a tailspin. With this fast pace, it’s no wonder so many of us are walking …
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Resolution Setting 101: 5 Steps to Creating a Life that Fulfills You
A new year is upon us – and during the last week of December many of us slow down and reflect upon our lives. From this vantage point, with a fresh new start right around the bend, we have the opportunity to fine-tune our strategies for creating a life that fulfills us. But before you …
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Using Your Powers for Good
When we can hone the focus of our thoughts in productive ways – and then contribute our energy there – we can create awesomeness. But, if our thoughts and energy are not consciously geared toward a positive direction, we can also create turmoil in our lives.
The Path to Personal Power in 3 (not so easy) Steps
Since I’ve gone back to graduate school to be a therapist, I’ve been challenged to choose my preferred “theoretical orientation.” This is a fancy way of saying ‘approach to life and effective problem solving.’ While there are numerous paths that all lead to creating a better life, certain notions in particular seem to be jumping …
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Defeating Our Truest Enemies
I don’t like to fight. Yet, I think I’ve always bought into the notion that you have to have a fighter’s spirit in order to survive in this world. For this reason it only makes sense to heed the first rule of wartime – know your enemies. This knowledge is the sharpened sword that will help us to cut through the obstacles and reclaim our own power.
The Pain and Pleasure of Living
When I wrote the book Pain, Passion & Purpose, I never thought that it would become my own go-to manual for living. Why would it? These were profound revelations and insights gifted to me during a time of deep soul-searching, surely I would become changed by each and every one of them. And while I …
Using your Spiritual Tool Kit
(Excerpt from Pain, Passion & Purpose )Life can seem so complicated when we’re trying to control all the variables and muscle our way through to our goals, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Each and every one of us can enlist the helping hand of Spirit. The trick is learning how to decipher …