February 25, 2019

When I moved my private therapy practice from the Seattle-area to southern Oregon last year, I decided it was a good time to extricate myself from the constraints of being an insurance-based provider.

This was something I had wanted to do for a long time, but I was scar...

January 10, 2019

“I’m ready to set the world on fire, but I can’t find the matches.”

I wrote this statement in my journal a few months ago when I was feeling all fired up and full of creative energy, but nothing was happening. It was like I was ready to move and take action, but the tim...

November 26, 2018

Good girls don't grow into good women. They grow into resentful ones. Why? Because at some point it just gets old to stifle yourself as completely as always being good requires. 

Eventually, good girls (and the good boys out there) get angry.

I was raised to be a good gi...

November 19, 2018

So today I was sitting and watching a live webinar on showing up with total transparency in your business and in the middle of the presentation the presenter lit up a cigarette and kept right on presenting.

I was shocked. I was charmed.

You may think, "Charmed, really? M...

November 12, 2018

Did someone teach you at a young age how very important it is not to complain? Maybe, like me, you were told not to cry or you'd be given something to cry about. Or that you were too sensitive and you needed to quit your whining.

Funny how the stuff we learn in childhoo...

December 11, 2017

‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving and I was out with a friend enjoying bacon-wrapped figs, red wine, and (why not!) a little Jameson on the side.  (Kiss me, I'm Irish!)

After the whiskey had begun taking effect, Dear Friend popped the question, "do you want to do Cros...

October 23, 2017

I am “into” nutrition and fitness, it’s true.  I talk about it.  I write about it.  I post about it.  I coach people who want to figure out a way of eating and moving that is sustainable.

 I wholeheartedly believe that reasonably good nutrition and daily...

October 2, 2017

Do you believe that you have a purpose in life? Are there things that when you do them you get lost in the joy of them?

“The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling” ~Fabienne Fredrickson.

I recently signed up for a course with Fabienne beca...

September 12, 2017

A couple of weeks ago I posted about the shadow side that has come sharply into the light on a national and global scale (you can read about it here).  Today I want to share a little of my own shadow story.

I am a recovering good girl.  

No, more accurately, I am a recov...

August 28, 2017

As a therapist, I mainly work with those who want to improve themselves and their quality of life.  This is, imho, incredibly meaningful and rewarding work.  Grateful, I am.

Although I am deeply connected to my clients, I am usually not working through the same iss...

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