Fifty Shades of Marriage

  What is a Marriage? Does it exist only between a husband and wife? Does gay marriage count? What do you do after the thrill is gone? It seems that marriage can be a lasting covenant between two people – a vehicle for the nurture and protection of each other, the one reliable shelter in… [Read More]

The Love Doves

The love doves are gracing us with their presence this week. Droves of them leap in and out of our precious oak, forming the largest bird community to take residence here. I’m attempting to write about intimacy – on the laurels of Valentines Day, where so much emphasis rests on the myth of romantic love…. [Read More]

the RIGHT to SPEECH

I recently attended an extraordinary day of meditation led by Noah Levine, founder of Dharma Punx www.dharmapunx.com.  He came to discuss a subject called Right Speech, one that I, personally find challenging to honor.  As what often occurs in a retreat, the teachings come in a timely manner.  I have made numerous attempts over the years… [Read More]

How do you unhook?

You have just disappointed someone you love.  You are feeling rushed for work, school, an appointment, or meeting a friend.  You can’t get your work done with your children around.  A car cuts you off on the road.  Someone looks at you wrong, or has a tone.  Your child’s behavior embarrasses you in front of another… [Read More]

What have YOU forgotten?

David Whyte, one of my most beloved poets, says, “The motivational speakers and self-help books are all wrong: there is no way of creating a life where we are full participants one hundred percent of the time.  There is no way of being fully human without at times being fully stuck or even completely absent;… [Read More]

Who Says I’m too Old?

I was asked to write a guest blog for my friend and soul sister Sheryl at http://conscious-transitions.com/.  I’ve decided to post it here as well. As a psychotherapist and a specialist in the field of mind-body fertility, I have counseled many women who have put off having children until they felt the time was right for… [Read More]

Are you a fruit-bearing tree?

Are you a fruit-bearing tree? I am excited to begin writing this blog.  I start by talking about one of my passions.  Fertility.  For those of you who know me, I have worked with women for many years who are struggling with conceiving a baby.  I write, not only from a professional place, but also… [Read More]

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