Articles about overcoming crisis, grief and resilience and using pain and loss as a catalyst for renewal.

July 2019

Midlife Breakdown or Breakthrough

By | 2019-07-30T16:06:37-04:00 July 30th, 2019|Crisis, Loss and Renewal, Living Your Passion, Love Will Keep Us Alive|

Midlife is less defined by an actual date on the calendar, or even physical changes, and more by a stage in which we begin to shift the way we view and interact in the world. It’s not surprising that it can feel disorienting, even debilitating, at times as we re-find ourselves. If we knew that this transitional state was an invitation to a greater path and a fuller expression of our life, would we see this as a midlife crisis or more of a midlife awakening?

The Alchemy of Purpose

By | 2019-08-18T20:40:07-04:00 July 16th, 2019|Crisis, Loss and Renewal, Living Your Passion|

Since the beginning of time, man has likely contemplated the meaning of life. The ancient religions and philosophies have tried to provide answers. In our multi-tasking, social-media saturated, information-overloaded world, we rarely take time to contemplate our Purpose. And yet the Japanese believe that the journey of uncovering one’s Ikigai (Purpose) is an important endeavor that brings great satisfaction and meaning to life. Current research is supporting this belief. The stats are appalling: 50% of people across industries experience burnout. This is not a sustainable way to work, but there is another way.

April 2018

Is your job making you sick?

By | 2018-04-17T13:49:59-04:00 April 16th, 2018|Crisis, Loss and Renewal, Living Your Passion|

Is your work making you sick? A majority of people who come to see me are on burnout leave from their work. They are stressed out, literally sick from work and don't know where to turn. The stats are appalling: 50% of people across industries experience burnout. This is not a sustainable way to work, but there is another way.

Living with no regrets

By | 2018-04-17T13:49:15-04:00 April 2nd, 2018|Crisis, Loss and Renewal, Living Your Passion|

Bronnie Ware spent years along-side people who were dying in palliative care. She spoke with them about what they wished they had done differently. She revealed several themes in her ground-breaking book, Regrets of the Dying. The number one regret was the wish to have had the courage to live the life they knew they were meant to live.

November 2016

Moving Forward After the US Elections (2016)

By | 2017-07-13T17:43:46-04:00 November 10th, 2016|Crisis, Loss and Renewal, Education, Community and Leadership, Facebook Live Broadcasts|

Tune in now as I speak with my friend and mindfulness advisor, Doris Schöneberg, about our feelings, reactions and personal approaches to healing after this week's elections in the US.

November 2015

An Anniversary Call That Goes Beyond

By | 2017-07-13T17:43:48-04:00 November 23rd, 2015|Crisis, Loss and Renewal|

This morning, a phone call woke me up before dawn. As I stumbled in the dark half asleep trying to reach my cell, the call went to voicemail. When I listened to the message it dawned on me that this was not a random call, but rather a well played message from the beyond.

February 2015

Loss and Renewal

By | 2017-07-13T17:43:49-04:00 February 2nd, 2015|Crisis, Loss and Renewal|

“My heart is drenched in wine, you will be on my mind forever” Norah Jones Loss. It is all-consuming. We see it all around us. The media is filled with its images and the Haiti earthquake is a painful reminder to us all that loss can strike at any moment. When loss hits close to home, it cuts deep, leaving us with a sense that it will be with us forever. But the point is that we are not meant to escape from its heartbreaking grip. We are meant to work through our pain and loss, because it is through loss that the most incredible opportunities for growth and renewal occur. […]

February 2011

Watching Groundhog Day, Again

By | 2017-07-13T17:43:57-04:00 February 1st, 2011|Crisis, Loss and Renewal, Love Will Keep Us Alive|

Watching the movie Groundhog Day again, I was surprised to realize it was filled with metaphors about life, love and conscious evolution. The motivation and reward for the main character's conscious awakening was love. Often romantic love, parental or other love bonds can help propel the soul to evolve. I experienced this in my own life with my husband, Bob, who died over a year ago.

January 2011

Overcoming Adversity – Survival of the Spirit

By | 2017-07-13T17:43:57-04:00 January 31st, 2011|Crisis, Loss and Renewal, Guest Blogggers & Interviews|

History has proven time and time again that the resilient nature of the human spirit will ultimately triumph when faced with adversity. Although challenges present themselves in a variety of ways, few of us are untouched by adversity. When we find ourselves in difficult times we must refrain from seeing ourselves as the Captain of a sinking ship but rather at the helm of a vessel that is riding a wave. The waters will be calm again for such is the natural ebb and flow of life.

November 2010

Journeying through Darkness

By | 2017-07-13T17:43:59-04:00 November 18th, 2010|Crisis, Loss and Renewal, Shifting Perspectives|

We need not shy away from darkness, nor do we need to suppress our journeying through darkness. To ensure that we don’t get stuck in a state of emergency, but rather continue in a state of emergence, we need to bring in the light of wisdom, discernment and inner knowing. This Light combined with the loving energy of creativity, passion, service to others, and joy will help complete our metamorphosis.