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Making Your Home Your Sacred Space

It took many years to make my home a place that is sacred.  It is now a place of safety.  A place of nurturing and warmth.  It is a place of integrity and compassion.  It is filled with laughter and humor.  It is a place I can melt into, soften and be vulnerable.  It is a […]

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From Shame to Destiny – SEX, Sex, sex – Part I

“Good girls do not have sex before they are married.  Men are all the same.  All they want is sex.  Don’t let men touch you,”  says my father.  “I was a virgin when I married your father,”  says my mother.  “Boys can’t control themselves if you get them excited.  Don’t TOUCH their penis!  It will be […]

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Depression & The “No Current” – Part I

I went to visit a friend who was suffering from depression.  While I was with them I realized that they were living in the No Current.  This place of negativity, victimization, and hopelessness.  It is a common place for most people.  Even your most optimistic friend has some No Current in their lives.  But those […]

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A Trip of Love, Trust and Miracles

I have three older brothers.  I am the youngest and the only girl.  My youngest brother calls me.  He has been struggling with depression since his wife asked for a divorce almost a year ago.  He is in trouble.  He is in BIG trouble.  I decide to fly out to California (I live in Virginia) […]

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Letter to a New Parent

Dear One: You are now the most powerful being on this planet.  You directly decide – how your child will live; what they will learn; where they will live; what things and people will influence their lives; what morals and boundaries will be created as a foundation for their lives.  Your every word and action […]

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Dealing with Family & Depression over the Holidays

Holidays, family and depression.  This can be a recipe for disaster or happy memories – and sometimes both.  The real question, I think, becomes:  How do we minimize the depression, sadness, and the ability to be triggered by our family during the holidays?  Here are a few suggestions: 1)  Use the KISS method (Keep It Simple […]

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Support versus Fixing & Caretaking

It has been a theme in my sessions and talks recently:  “How do we provide support to the ones that we love?”  I come from a long line of fixers and caretakers.  I grew up with my father’s mantra:  “I will give the shirt off my back to anyone that needs it.”  It became my […]

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