Expressing Your Truth When Others Disagree

This week’s tip came about after doing a meditation on self-expression. The meditation was focused on opening one’s 5th chakra, the throat chakra, which is the avenue of expression. This is about expressing the truth of who we are. But it seems, in current times,

How to Create All the Time You Want

One of the most frequent complaints I hear (and I’ve said myself) is about the lack of time to get everything done.  That sense of time pressure seems to have greatly increased for many of us over the past several years.  So, why is it

Timed Breathing for Healing in Four Steps

I’ve written before in my Weekly Tips about the importance of breathing fully and deeply.  Now I’d like to take it a step further and show you a four-step process for using the breath for healing your mind, body, and spirit.  As previously noted, we

Life Lessons Reiterated Walking in Deep Snow

So the backstory for today’s post is we had about a foot of snowfall the other day, followed by another four inches the following day, with additional dustings here and there for good measure.  Add that all up and those of us who are lacking

Notes from Your Dark Night of the Soul

As some of you are aware, I've just emerged from another Dark Night of the Soul, for which I am incredibly grateful! The growth out of this one has been phenomenal, such that I'm actually looking forward to more Dark Nights (well…maybe not giddy with

Transforming “What Ifs” from Anxiety-Provoking to Possibility-Making

For all of the years I’ve been a psychologist and coach, I’ve watched people torture themselves with “what-ifs”.  They pose dire questions to themselves about upsetting things, then get mired in the anxiety those questions have provoked.  “What if my spouse dies?”, “What if I

It Takes A Village…

Yesterday I was unproductive as Hell!  I started the day fully intending to accomplish at least a good chunk of my list and ended up blowing off a meeting and eating sugar which totally takes me offline.  So what was going on with me? It

Why Much of Your Learning Has Been Fruitless

Do you have a veritable library of self-help books, yet continue to struggle with the same issues?  Have you invested in expensive programs that promised to make a difference only to find yourself right back at square one? I’d like to give you some good

Let Go of Worry and Focus on Your Mission

Today as I was meditating, thoughts of worry kept intruding about money.  As we approach winter, business at the motel/retreat center has a natural cycle of declining visitors, thus lower revenue.  Simultaneously, as the weather gets colder, the heating bills go up, along with the

Who Do I Need To Be To Have What I Want?

“Why doesn’t anything EVER work out for me??!”  I pondered this lamentation from a recent client who was struggling with the break-up of a relationship.  She’d been through many relationships and had thought this one was “the one”.  She had also gone through a couple