Art of REALLY Listening

So many clients talk about not feeling heard – in relationships, at work and in the family.  Listening is quickly falling to a lost art.  We used to spend hours a day sitting in a class and you had to listen.  Now it is all about engagement of the student and distractions with the technology.

If your partner is constantly telling you that they don’t feel heard, maybe something need to shift.

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Difficult Person in Your Life?

We all have that person that just seems to hook us, reel us in and before we know it, we are in a screaming match – or worse yet, we feel bad about ourselves and that we have done something wrong.  Consider that the difficult person is a bully.   Low self-esteem is the mark of a bully and they are predatory – living to attack the weak.  When you are tired, stressed and unfocused, bullies smell that and go in for the attack. Continue reading

Got the Spring Blues?

The leaves are turning green, the flowers are poking out of the ground, and the air is getting lighter – so how come I don’t feel better?   Why is the funk and low energy stalking me?  You are not alone… Continue reading

Do You Listen to Your Body?

What is our body saying when we repeatedly ignore its signals that something is out of balance?  Most often it is “LISTEN to me”.  Some pain calls for immediate response:  Burning heat – pull our hand away from the fire.  Continue reading

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