Trees Talk: Have you listened?

You can talk to the trees. Well, you can talk to anything. But trees will answer back. It’s true. However, you will have to quiet your mind enough to listen. That’s what I was told at the top of the steep climb to Richardson Grove State Park, CA. I stood about ten yards in front [...]

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

Vows, Rings and Happiness

The ring was still in my drawer, divorce long final, years of grieving and letting go under my belt. So WHY was I dreaming that I was again (still?) with the man who has not been my husband for 12 years? I had just returned from an amazing trip to Guatemala. I’d been home for [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|Divorce, Letting Go, Loss, Ritual, Triggers, Vow|5 Comments

Joy at the Death Bed

My Uncle Vic is dying like he lived – quietly, gently, at home surrounded by people who love him. When I put my hands on Vic’s head he moans a satisfying sigh. “I’m ready,” he had told had his wife, his children, his hospice workers. He was clear that he was at peace, felt complete, [...]

By | April 27th, 2016|Death, Family support, Healing, Joy, Letting Go|2 Comments