Why Comparison Is A Killjoy

Within a few months of moving to Marin County, CA it became obvious that we would soon move to Germany for my husband’s job. There was one problem. I’d fallen in love with the scenic beauty of where we lived. I didn’t want to leave. My resistance was rock-solid. I moved through all the emotions: anger,…

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What Stops You from Letting Go of Your Past?

The past is not a problem to be solved. The past is a part of you that you're meant to outgrow.

A common theme I hear from clients all the time is this: I need to keep working on me. This comment makes me sad. It tells me that most people think there’s something inherently wrong with them, that they’re fundamentally flawed in some way. This is why they feel the need to spend endless hours…

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3 Principles That Can Change How You Live

3 principles to live

A couple of weeks ago, I made a presentation on FAITH at a retirement community. I ended my presentation with this quote: “Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.” The quote struck a chord in many seniors who lined up to request that I write it out…

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Nobody can delay death

nobody delays death

Recently, I watched Oprah interview singing superstar Jennifer Hudson on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). In a segment of the show titled “Next Chapter”, Oprah invited Jennifer’s sister, Julia, to discuss their horrific family tragedy. In 2008, the sisters’ 57-year-old mom, 29-year-old brother and Julia’s 7-year-old son, Julian, were brutally murdered in their home by Julia’s estranged…

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Healing Through Grieving: Interview with Rabbi Ann White

healing through grieving

Ann White is the founder of Creating Calm Within Chaos, a rabbi and trauma chaplain.  She teaches that we will always have chaos, but amid the chaos, the secret to a vibrant life is to create an inner sanctuary so that we can be the calm within chaotic situations.  She is the author of Living…

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