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Waking up from a writing paralysis

A couple of weeks ago I was in the hospital visiting a friend who is paralyzed and needed surgery to be more comfortable. Talking with him I realized that one of the greatest beauties in life is in when we connect with another human being. Connect around our...

Finding Your Home

“Home is where I want to be but I guess I am already there I come home you lifted up your wings I guess this must be the place” David Byrne   If you have been reading my blog these past five months you know that I have not felt at “home” in my life. Oh no, I have...

Letting Yourself Be Lost

A couple of weeks ago my family and I hiked 9 miles to one of our beautiful Cascade Lakes. The trail to Green Lakes winds up through the juniper forest alongside a flowing creek until you land upon the majestic clear Green Lake that is held deeply by the Broken Top...

How I woke up to what is happening to our children

I went camping with my 12-year-old son this past weekend. As I was driving over to pick him up from a sleepover I began feeling waves of nervousness, sadness, and fear. I was not sure why I was feeling these emotions but was guessing because I was going to spend...

5 things I have learned since I quit my job

As a person who has sat across a room from hundreds of people listening to their stories, I have acquired an antenna for and become somewhat of an expert of people's facial expressions, body language, and emotions. Since quitting my job 6 weeks ago, I haven’t had...

Entering Uncharted Waters

I am quitting my job. I am leaving my private therapy practice with nothing waiting for me on the other side. I am ending my stable career without a company knocking on my door to offer me a position or a publishing house sending me a contract to write another...

Living in the Gray

I awoke this morning thinking about the New Year and began reading a few of the resolution lists, such as: The Only Resolution List you Need, Five Things You Can Do To Get in Better Shape or New Years Resolutions: How Do you Make One and Keep It. As I was reading I...

Remembering my Dad

I thought I would come to my writing this morning to share about the recent release of my book, Trust Within: Letting your Intuition Lead, that was published last Tuesday with so much joy and excitement. But as my hands hit the keys this is what arrived. My dad...

What I learned in the Wallowa Mountains

“To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.” —Allen Ginsberg, WD Being a writer is such an interesting experiment on the psyche. It is so much more than putting words on a piece of paper to tell a story or share one’s expertise. It really...

Mountains

Trust Within: Letting Intuition Lead

About nine months ago, I was sitting alone upon a floral bedspread in my mother’s bedroom at the summer home where we have been vacationing since I was a young child. I was looking out a paned glass window witnessing my giggling nieces and nephews playing in the...

Trust Within