Happy World Gratitude Day

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There are many people, experiences and things for which I am grateful.  One that boldly comes to mind is that I am living a life filled with love, joy, health, activity, presence and feeling.

17 years ago ...

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Affected by someone else’s addiction or mental illness?

Have you been affected by someone else’s addiction or mental illness?  Often these dis-eases are accompanied by behaviors that make other people angry. You may want to strike back, punish, or shame your loved one into behaving “appropriately”. But it doesn’t work.

Here is what does…

Take some time to learn the facts about the disease. Encourage and understand your loved one.

This doesn’t mean fix it for them. You can’t!

You didn’t cause this disease, you can’t control it, and you can’t cure ...

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It’s Finals Time

I remember the dread I felt at finals time.  As the exams approached I would be distracted by the summer weather and outdoor opportunities.  Anything to avert my mind from the critical voices telling me I wasn’t smart enough, not studying well enough, or doomed to fail.  The test anxiety I felt would disrupt my ability to remember and recall the subject at hand.

You see, our memory is located in the subconscious mind.  And the way to access the subconscious ...

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Happy 2016!

New Year’s Eve can be such a charged day, with all of it expectations of ringing in the new year with party, pizzazz and ultimately a kiss! Often times, expectations are premeditated disappointments.

My husband and I created a new tradition back when we were dating, and continue to share it with our lovely daughter today. We spend the evening creating vision boards.

What is a vision board?

A vision board is a creative tool used to help clarify your hopes, aspirations and ...

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Spread the Love

My heart is weeping.  Like many of you, I have been deeply saddened by the increase of violence and hatred in the world. From Beirut to Paris to the rise of school shootings… and everything in-between, violence is happening all too frequently these days.

Dr. King_Love

So how do we feel our grief without feeding the hatred, without adding to the ...

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Back on Track

I was feeling a bit ‘off’ after returning from two weeks back east—completely unplugged from business. Re-entry can sometimes feel a bit bumpy.

My private practice is soaring, for which I am grateful! I so enjoy the personal connection. I flourish in that environment. It’s easy, safe and natural for my heart to open when I am one-on-one with another soul.


Unfortunately my confidence in my ability to manage the new launch of Smoke Free Success® stayed on vacation.

It seems only my ...

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Mother’s Day: History and Hijack

Did you know that before Mother’s Day was hijacked by commercialism, it had a different meaning; a purpose of peace and a sentiment of gratitude?

Julia Ward Howe, an activist, writer and poet (“Battle Hymm of the Republic”) first suggested the idea of an official mother’s day celebration dedicated to peace.  She wrote a passionate appeal to women urging them to rise against war in 1870.

Mother’s Day Proclamation
Arise, then, women of this day! Arise all women ...

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Love: Balancing Lioness and Letting Go

There was a moment last year while picking my daughter up from kindergarten when I witnessed her teacher squat down in front of her, grab her by both shoulders and speak directly into her face. Claire’s head fell in what appeared to be shame, and she walked slumped and withered to her backpack, where she stood still for a moment.

Another mother saw it too. We looked at each other with question.

“I wonder what that’s about?” I said.

I walked over to ...

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A Fine Spring Morning

I woke this morning to a crisp breeze carrying the sent of pittosporum blossoms and the song of birds in my bedroom window. I felt a flutter of joy in my heart, followed immediately by a remembered sadness.

Spring has always enlivened my soul. Twelve years ago, however, it also brought me my greatest sorrow.

It was a fine spring morning. I was working as a hypnotherapist at a local clinic. To ready myself for the day and to bring ...

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What Is My Motive?

I was working with a client last night, listening to her share her anger, sadness and disappointment that her sister didn’t support her in a time of need.

My client, we will call her Stacy, had undergone a medical procedure and was experiencing some unpleasant side-effects. She phoned her sister seeking support, as her sister had undergone the same procedure in the past, but her sister offered no support. In fact she shifted the conversation to herself. This only angered Stacy.

“She ...

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