Four Stages of Religious Departure

Four Stages of Religious Departure

I was raised Catholic but do not consider myself Catholic anymore. Leaving my religion has been a lifetime process and one that has been both challenging and liberating. When you are raised in a religion to the extent I was, it almost becomes woven into your DNA. It’s...
Ho’oponopono

Ho’oponopono

We’re going to screw up. We just are. We’ve got certain standards we want to live up to and when we fall short, it hurts. We can try our best not to judge ourselves but we will. And then judge ourselves for judging ourselves! It’s okay. We’re human. You are going to...
When a Door Closes…

When a Door Closes…

Sometimes we want something so badly that we think about it all the time. We visualize it and dream about it, but it just doesn’t come. In fact, it almost feels like things are getting worse. Here’s what I believe is going on. It starts with us. We set an intention...
My Intention for 2018

My Intention for 2018

My 2018 word is TRUST.  It’s the word I am using this year to guide and inform my actions.  I chose it because I am always striving to open myself to more love.  When we trust, we are able to open ourselves.  When we open ourselves, we create a channel for love to...
Knowing When it’s Time to Move the Fence

Knowing When it’s Time to Move the Fence

 Today I want to talk about boundaries and parameters. The context for me right now is parenting, but it’s important everywhere to have boundaries and be willing to move boundaries. My academic parenting style is based on my experience as a student, not research or...
If you are having trouble getting started, try this…

If you are having trouble getting started, try this…

If you have something you want to change right now and you cannot believe that you are STILL no farther along in this area, this blog is for you. I’m sure you’ve heard that the easy solution is to break it down into smaller pieces and just take baby steps.  So easy,...