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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Do you struggle with intimacy?

Jane grew up in a family in which her parents fought constantly. Father was successful, narcissistic and dominating and mother was kind, compassionate but mostly played the role of ‘doormat.’ Jane’s position was the middle child and she grew up seeing fighting between her mother and father as the norm. She knew when she grew…

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Are you sometimes mean to yourself?

Are you critical or judgmental with yourself?  You are in good company. While so many of us excel as caretakers in one way or another, when it comes to self-care we often fall short. Virtually all suffering come from a lack of self-compassion and self-care. We somehow got the message as a culture that pleasures…

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Conquer Anxiety. Find Peace.

While still in the throes of mourning the loss of her mother, Molly went for a routine breast exam when the news came, a diagnosis of stage three breast cancer. This was the same disease that took her mother. Molly knew all too well what lay ahead and she was determined to remain strong, go…

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What you focus on grows stronger…

Have you ever noticed that there’s always something to sort out or worry about? We each face a lifetime of challenges and transitions and there is always some problem to be solved or issue weighing us down. In part the residue from our ancestral heritage is responsible for some of the stress and fear we encounter. Many…

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