A Meltdown Begets a Mission

When I lived in Tucson, AZ, I had a whole life meltdown.  I discovered my live-in partner had been having affairs and was a sex addict. I didn’t take it well. I did enter therapy and a 12-step program for people in relationship with sex addicts and discovered my own issues – codependency and sexual […]

Why the Dragonfly: Reflections on Transformation

Did you know that dragonflies start their lives as nymphs, living in the water up to five years before wriggling their way up a piece of grass and birthing themselves into adulthood? Me neither – until I was meditating and sensed to include a dragonfly in the branding process in which I am engaged.  All […]

People Pleasing: Doubting What We Know

A few months ago I wrote a blog entitled Putting Yourself at the Center which talked about the spiritual underpinnings of making choices in our daily lives that include our needs as well as the needs of others. I have been living and teaching these tenets for years, yet the tendency to put other people at […]

Embracing Light: Having the Courage to Want

“What do you want?  If you don’t know what you want, be prepared to be depressed; it goes with the territory. Wanting takes courage.” —Marshall Rosenberg I’ve been playing around with wanting this spring and early summer; giving myself permission to want. I had forgotten how  empowering it is to want. To really listen to what […]

Putting Yourself at the Center

For the last 3-4 years, I have gathered weekly with a group of women for what the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) community would call an “Empathy Group”.  Essentially, we hold space for each other to explore what’s alive in us, name the universal needs that are not met, savor them, and allow strategies to emerge that […]