How Do You Maintain Joy in the Face of a Firestorm?

(This photo is of a leaf found 10 miles from the Wine Country Firestorm) "Has life gone back to normal for you?" This is what I was asked a number of times three plus weeks after firestorms ravaged lives, homes, pets and property here in the Wine Country of Sonoma and Napa and 3 surrounding [...]

By | November 9th, 2017|Facing Fear, Joy, Loss, Trauma|0 Comments

Shame is Like a Mushroom

The day before I was to speak on the radio about the violence in my past marriage, I found myself huddled on the floor crying. "Why on earth do I want to share my story? How will this benefit anyone?" I thought. It came to me, after I blew my nose and texted my support [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|Facing Fear, Letting Go, Remove Obstacles, Shame, Transition|0 Comments

How to Bag a Rat: Clearing Obstacles to Joy

What big obstacle are you facing or fearing? Here's how to bag your own rat. There was a giant rat in my yard as big as a cat! It rambled around on the lawn like it owned the place. I was horrified and considered getting out a hatchet and well….you can imagine. When I went [...]

By | January 22nd, 2016|Facing Fear, Remove Obstacles, Transformation|4 Comments