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 […]

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 […]

Inch by Inch

I woke up this morning humming part of  The Garden Song by David Mallett – the closing song at Betsy’s memorial service.  The song describes how by taking small steps, mulching, weeding, etc., we can make our gardens fertile ground. Betsy, my mother-in-law, was deeply connected to nature.  An avid gardener and bird-watcher, she tended […]

Sliding Scales and other Sneaky Stuff

A marketing coach asked me today: “What’s with the sliding scale?”  “How does that work?” I figured since she had this question, most of the people checking out my website would, too.  So here’s the deal: Offering intuitive sessions and tarot readings on a sliding scale is a tool designed to help you practice using […]

Joanna Macy, Rilke and Me

During the last two weeks, I’ve been listening repeatedly to an interview with Joanna Macy that Krista Tippett recorded for her radio show Being.  The topic, A Wild Love for the World, has me captivated. I am soothed by the sound of Joanna’s voice – the wisdom in and beyond her words that emanates from her being, the lightheartedness […]