A monster moved into our family home somewhere between my sixth and seventh birthdays. It took up residence at the top of the stairs. Prior to its arrival I’d climb the stairs to my bedroom with the carefree attitude you’d expect of a child. But after the monster...read more
I thought the best way to illustrate the solution to rough patches would be to draw on a recent client conversation. Identifying details have been removed but the essence speaks to the heart of our innate capacity to bounce back from challenges. C(all): I’ve fallen...read more
At the end of a year I used to reflect on the past and make resolutions for what I wanted to create for the new one. But I now approach a new year differently. The problem with resolutions is that they’re often born out of an assessment of what we don’t like; about...read more
You know that moment when you meet someone and all is going well and then they say something that changes everything? That thing they say could draw you closer, in which case you feel you’re making traction, or it could throw up barbed wire between you. For a long...read more
Today is International Day of Peace day. I don’t know about you, but the possibility of global peace has always been appealing. As a young adult you'd find me eagerly signed up for anti nuclear marches. Even trespassing on military bases along with hundreds of...read more
If there’s one thing that makes me want to shrivel up and become invisible it's when someone asks what I do for a living. After more than two decades I still stumble when it comes to describing what I do. I tend to mumble that I’m a counselor and hope that the...read more
The visionary scientist Einstein said: “The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.” Where do you stand? Do you have a hot, rockin’ relationship with Life? Feel Life’s got your back? Do you cringe at stepping...read more
Last week I hiked one of my favorite trails for the final time this year. It was my last because two days later I underwent surgery to repair an old knee injury. My recovery strikes hiking off my calendar for at least five months so I definitely savored that last...read more
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