Tired of sitting on the sidelines?


Are you tired of watching other people connect and build relationships while you hold yourself back? I know I was. Time after time, I’d see people joke, laugh, and feel rejuvenated by the friendships and love they built. I felt so awkward. So out of place. I tried so hard, but I never seemed to […]

Authenticity Requires Vulnerability


Encased in a shell, or locked inside the walls of an emotional castle, who gets to know who we really are? NO ONE! NOT EVEN OURSELVES! And that is terribly sad to me. I want to know who you really are… and to know who I really am… and to know who we are in relationship to one another.

My Father Drank To Cope…


My father drank to cope. His way of coping cut me and my brothers and sister off from the best parts of him. He coped with life’s many challenges using alcohol and food and inappropriate sex and purchases and power over people. He never was unable to have an emotionally vulnerable conversation with any of us eight kids.

How Guilt and Feelings of Selfishness Can Trap You… and Your Whole Family


Guilt and shame producing phrases echo through many people’s childhood. Parents, teachers, grandparents, siblings, even complete strangers use those words, and others repeat them. Those phrases are used because they work… at least in the short run. They are great way to “cope” with and manage children. Here’s why…

Creating Warm And Wonderful Holidays This Year…


We know you’ve been working hard this year, making a difference in how you life your life, in how you relate to others. We wanted to take a minute to appreciate your effort and your intentions. You inspire us to reach deeper. We know you deserve a warm and wonderful holiday. And we hope that […]

3 Mistakes Even Smart People Make Around Their Loved Ones…


The holidays are supposed to be a magical time… right? Then why are so many of us disappointed and more lonely than ever? 3 Mistakes Even Smart People Make Around Their Loved Ones… That Leave Them Disappointed, Lonely and Isolated Around The Holidays Learn the top three mistakes people make around the holidays with their […]