Reasons why you should feel your emotions.

From the time that we are children, many of us are told things such as, ‘don’t cry, and ‘there’s nothing to be sad about.’ As a culture we are often taught that we should try to avoid unpleasant emotions at all costs. So for many, the primary impulse when experiencing unpleasant emotions is to try to […]

Bringing peace and mindfulness home.

    In my past, I have been known to be anything but calm.   I had mastered the art of doing and achieving at least three things at once- something that society views as acceptable even deemed in high regard.  The cost of doing this though, is that you miss the little things… the […]

The Drama Triangle

The Drama Triangle, created by psychotherapaist Stephen Kapman, is a model of dysfunctional social interaction. Each point on the triangle represents a common and ineffective response to conflict, one more likely to prolong disharmony than to end it.  Participants in a drama triangle create misery for themselves and others. The goal is to transform this […]

What is the goal of your parenting?

  Survival– keep things on an even keel day to day Independence– teach children to be self-sufficient Competence– teach children to be capable Problem Solving– address problems as they arise Morality– teach children to be kind   The Real Goal Good kids are a product of the real goal of parenting; mature character.  When children […]

Anthony Robbins – Beliefs

“The challenge with all these beliefs is that they become limitations for future decisions about who you are and what you’re capable of. We need to remember that most of our beliefs are generalizations about our past, based on our interpretations of painful and pleasurable experiences. The challenge is threefold: 1) most of us do […]

Mindfulness in Practice

We hear the word ‘mindfulness’ thrown around a lot. It is invisible and intangible so how do we make sense of it and make it relevant to our daily life? Is your mind elsewhere? By allowing our mind to wander off wherever it wants to – which is what minds love to do – we […]


“Welcome or not, change is unavoidable. Life itself is change.” – James O. Prochaska Can a person change? A leopard never changes its spots… it has been so painful so horrible. Can it really happen? I think that what we are really asking: is there a different way? Let’s sidestep for a moment and consider […]

Stories to tell

We are brought to every moment in our life through our individual stories. By sharing our stories, we better connect with each other. Through stronger connections, we build stronger relationships with ourselves and each other and ultimately communities. Sometimes, there are moments that seem to change the course of our life and my journey towards […]