How often do you play? My husband and I were out for a walk the other morning, and came upon this swing, hanging from a large tree in a field. It made me think of how often we, as adults, take life so seriously that we forget how to play. Our lives get way out … Read More
Is It Time to Let Go?
Be willing to let go of the people and the things that no longer enrich your life! This allows space and energy for the new to come in. When we hang onto something that we’ve outgrown, or that’s proven to be unfulfilling, or that creates unhappiness, we block the way for more positive, growth-promoting, and … Read More
Happy Thanksgiving 2017!
This time of year can mean different things to different people. It can be a joyous time spent with friends and family, eating lots of delicious food, made with love. But it can also be a lonely time spent focused on the sorrows of life, thinking about all of the things you don’t have. If … Read More
New Choices Can Create a Shift in Your Life
Our lives tell our stories! Most stories have lots of plot twists and turns. Each time that there’s a shift, there’s an opportunity to head in a new direction. I took this picture of a beautiful tree in a park in West Linn, OR. I could have focused on the whole tree, but I was … Read More
How Do You Choose to Live Your Life?
Much of our world needs improving! While there are many who choose lives based on love, caring, and acceptance for all, there are others who encourage widespread hostility and even violence. People who have been taught to hold anger, distrust, and judgment in their minds and hearts for anyone different than they are, use these … Read More
My Week of De-stressing and Recharging!
I really believe that, for the most part, we have a lot of power in our lives. That power comes from the everyday choices we make. Last week, I chose to take a week off from my counseling practice. I told my clients that I would be available if any emergencies came up, but otherwise … Read More