Trauma is Not What Happens to You

Trauma is Not What Happens to You

How are you in this moment? - Notice I asked, “How are you in this moment?” Not at this moment. Because ‘at’ is outside of us. ‘In’ is connection within. The definition of trauma When I watched the movie, “The Wisdom of Trauma” and heard Dr Gabor Mate’s definition of...

Has Your Grief Gone to the Birds?

Has Your Grief Gone to the Birds?

Are you currently in the agony of Raw and Fragile Grief? Then I ask you, “Have you looked up lately?” Open your heart to receive signs from nature, like these magical experiences with hummingbird sightings. Last night, while talking to a colleague, the topic of birds...

Life Without Blame and Guilt

Life Without Blame and Guilt

I thought of you when reading these two quotes about blame and guilt:  Any sense of guilt we have, any burdens of condemnation we entertain, or any mental state that weighs us down hinders us from fully experiencing the nature of spiritual reality. ~Thoman S....

What’s the Weather Like Within?

What’s the Weather Like Within?

Emotions can be volatile like the weather. And emotions have a message about what's going on inside. Get grounded. Tune into the weather within. ____________________________________________________________________ It’s been hot here in the Northwest. Super-hot in the...

Permission to Pass

Permission to Pass

Recently I recommended a client consider taking a month-long writing class because this person has more grief to release than our weekly sessions can clear. One day they got a journalling prompt they weren’t ready for. So - Permission to Pass. This is the way the...