Courage is Fear Walking

July 22nd, 2017

Courage is fear walking. Courage... is fear walking. Courage IS fear walking. I was raised in a house and neighborhood full of boys. If I hesitated for a moment to do that "scary" thing they were planning I was left behind. They didn't wait for me or try to talk me into it, they just left. I learned very early in life my choice was to ju... Read More

Apology Letter to Myself

May 9th, 2017

Dear Sweet Self: I owe you my deepest apology. I allowed people to treat you as if you didn’t matter. I did not stop people from emotionally and physically abusing you. I ignored your pleas to be heard. Instead I kept seeking love outside of you and kept you in situations where you should have held your head high and walked out. I didn... Read More

Taking Radical Responsibility for Our Lives

May 9th, 2017

If we don’t own our stuff, we will never see our disempowered pattern nor will we grow and experience a better future.  As Buddha says, “Enlightenment comes from awareness.” In order for us to grow, we must first become aware. I remember clearly the day I took radical personal responsibility for my life. It was about 7 years ago. I sto... Read More

The First Step to Empowerment is Always the Hardest

September 29th, 2016

The first step to healing is the hardest one. It is the time we feel the most afraid. It’s the time we have decided that we don’t want to live as we have been living, but are unsure what to do.  We feel confused because we thought we knew what we were doing, but entertain the notion that maybe we don’t. We frighten ourselves by thinking... Read More

The Importance of Recognizing “Blue Sky” Moments During Your Storm

May 19th, 2016

“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh Last week I began to share a story with a client I’ll call Sally. Just a few short words in, I found myself welling up with tears. My reaction shocked me a bit becaus... Read More

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