Have you ever suffered a loss that took your breath away?

Certain reminders or pictures can sometimes go right to the core of an emotional trigger. Every year I get a postcard from our local synagogue reminding me of the day my mother died. It’s a day that is forever etched in my heart and soul. Yet each year when that postcard arrives it feels raw…

Do you get emotionally triggered?

Do you get emotionally triggered? It used to be that when I reached out to someone and they didn’t respond in what I considered a reasonable amount of time that I would get emotionally triggered. I would feel hurt, rejected and invisible. Sometimes I sat with these feelings festering inside and other times I would…

Does fear get in the way of realizing your dreams?

Lucy, a successful attorney spent the past twenty years working for a law firm. For years she balanced her work and family life well and savored her time dabbling in the arts and going for occasional vacations. Now that her twin girls have flown from the nest, Lucy finds herself feeling bored with her work,…

Do you worry about dying?

Sarah lost more than a few family members to the Holocaust. She grew up hearing stories at home and her religious school about the grim details of WWII. By the age of seven Sarah was talking about her fear of death—her own and that of her parents, siblings, friends and everyone else who mattered in…

Why is it important for you to stand in your power?

Deborah just turned fifty-two and was sending her baby off to college. She loved raising her son and now longed to get back to her second passion as a nurse practitioner. Deborah was at a crossroads about what area of medicine she would work; maybe consulting, family medicine or obstetrics. In the end she decided…

What happens when you lose a dear friend?

What happens when you lose a good friend? Friends are the people that we let in to the inner sanctum. They make our lives sweeter during the good and difficult times. Friends are our supports and reality testers. There can be challenges but we rely on each other knowing that it’s safe. At 51 Lena…

What does YOUR morning feel like?

What does your morning usually feel like? Jessica told me that every morning she woke up and headed into the bathroom. She stared into her tired eyes, scanned her flabby body and cursed the day ahead. No wonder she felt overwhelmed, exhausted and depressed! Every morning you have a choice about how you show up…

Create a Life you LOVE!

What would it take for you to live the best version of your life? Remember when you were eight years old and thought that you were going to be or do something great?  Perhaps you had fantasies about being a famous actress, teacher, astronaut or musician. The sky was the limit! Then you started getting…

How’s your relationship working for you?

Does is sometimes feel like life isn’t working for you the way you had always imagined? Sheila, a woman I’ve been working with for several months discovered that her husband had been cheating on her on and off over the years. Only after she discovered his betrayal did she understand why she had felt alienated…