November 24, 2016

Holiday dinners can be tricky and triggering.

For the majority of us, the good outweighs the bad. For some, holiday gatherings can be the most grueling and the unhappiest time of the year. The weeks before and after Thanksgiving are usually very busy for therapists, but...

July 21, 2016

When a smokescreen of poisonous gas has already killed many canaries and the reality of living in a frightening reality show only provokes a mere "meh" in the masses, it's because all of the front and center narcissists and sociopathic peacocks parading by in flamboyan...

June 21, 2016

How do you rebel in a family of rebels? ~ Nicolas Cage 

I've been reckless, but I have not been a rebel without a cause. ~ Angelina Jolie

Pioneering physicians, psychiatrists, and prominent social scientists and speakers, like Gabor Mate, Bessel van der Kolk, a...

The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.

~ Audre Lorde

Imagine being a fish caught in an oxygen-poor zone in the ocean, unaware that mindless, irresponsible behavior, greenhouse gases and global warming above the surface could rob your safe underwater...

March 26, 2016

People have two needs. Attachment. Authenticity.

When authenticity threatens attachment, attachment trumps authenticity. 

- Gabor Mate, MD, author of When the Body Says "No"

Most of us weren't taught what energetic boundaries are and even fewer of us were taught as child...

March 10, 2016


A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.  -  Richard Bach

I've had more than a dozen different odd jobs since my adolescence, but I have to say, being a writer has been the oddest.

Not only do writers funnel hours and hours into soul-searching, scaffold...

February 29, 2016

God is a metaphor for that which transcends all levels of intellectual thought. 

It’s as simple as that.    - Joseph Campbell

My father, an architect, finished building our house in Suriname right before I was born.  As a kid, I loved to tag along as his little assi...

February 25, 2016

Uncertainty is where the creative space lives. That is where the creative spark is found.    

                                    ~ Erin Moon

The worst enemy to creativity is self-d...

February 18, 2016

The wholeness and freedom we seek is our true nature,

who we really are. 

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February 12, 2016

The real meditation is how you live your life. - Jon Kabat-Zinn

I'm absolutely thrilled with the top-notch quality of the Mindfulness Fundamentals online course that I'm taking through www.mindfulschools.org, and highly recommend this beginner's (mind) intensive/refresh...

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