What Are Your Dreams?

November 3, 2016change, choices, depression, empowerment, fears, self-image

“It’s never too late to be who you might have been.”  What an empowering quote!  As we grow older, many of us have the tendency to close the door on our dreams.  We tell ourselves that it’s too late now to go back to school, to take up a new career, to start an interesting … Read More

Life’s Tragedy Isn’t Always Seen

August 26, 2016change, choices, empowerment, self-image, self-talk

As a Santa Barbara counselor, I often sit with people who have settled for “what is,” instead of “what could be.” They’re unhappy.  They’ve lost their zest for life.  There’s no sparkle of enthusiasm in their eyes.  At some point they’ve turned away from their passions, away from their hopes and dreams. There are lots … Read More

The Purpose of Life!

June 23, 2016anxiety, change, empowerment, fears, well-being

Eleanor Roosevelt’s quote is all about empowerment.  So many of us either consciously, or unconsciously, decide to play it safe.  We don’t want to take chances.  We don’t want to risk disappointment or failure.  But when we play it safe, we miss so much!  We miss opportunities for growth and adventure, among other things. We … Read More

The Tragedy of Hatred!

June 13, 2016anxiety, change, fears, grief, sadness, sorrow, violence

The senseless tragedy in Orlando has left us all with heavy hearts.  It’s hard to imagine a hatred so strong, that it could lead a human being to take the lives of so many totally unknown, innocent people.  My mind wants to push away the thought.  I don’t want that kind of hatred to even … Read More