Feeling Not Good Enough?

When we experience self-doubt, we become drawn to idealistic worldviews that offer the possibility of purifying and transcending a flawed nature.  We strive for perfection because we think we must change ourselves to belong in the job, in the relationship, in our community and in our families.  This isolation leaves us feeling like outsiders, and that everyone else belongs, just not us.  Continue reading

Discomfort is a Good Sign!

Personal growth happens when we are outside our comfort zone.  For many of us when we feel uncomfortable, we reach for a pill, bottle or something to make it go away.  A lobster outgrows its shell many times in its life span.  When it is uncomfortable, it crawls under a rock, sheds the old shell and grows a new one.  Would the lobster be vulnerable in this process?  Absolutely!  Continue reading

Do You Have Mental Indigestion? (too much of a good thing)

We are enmeshed in the information age and it is causing STRESS!  Slogging through the 90 plus emails a day, and reading the online news is a lot to bombard our body/mind system with.  Did you know that the Sunday edition of the New York Times contains more information than a person at the beginning of the twentieth century encountered in their whole lifetime? Continue reading

Panic Attacks – POOF! Gone (a client’s journey)

With upmost gratitude, I share a journey from one of my clients in the hope that her story will address your questions.

“I started on a path of healing right out of high school.  Growing up in an abusive household, with parents who were too mentally ill to take care of their children’s basic needs, I was saddled with years of accumulated neglect and repressed emotion that wreaked havoc on my health.  My twenties were about learning to undo the damage that had been done:  cleaning out parasites and heavy metals, strengthening my immune system, and finding a way to curb the crippling anxiety and depression that never seemed to go away.  Continue reading

Distraction to Integration

Where were you when you heard of the shooting in California?  For just a moment, you could hear and feel the silence all around you.  It was as if the country took a big inhale and then held it for a time.  Deeply feeling the empty space left behind.  Continue reading