Grief, Prayers, And Policy

I had the blessing of traveling to Lourdes a week ago. It has been a dream of mine for many years and I was very emotional and grateful that it finally came true. I lit candles and prayed for all of us. On the same day, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos shot and killed nineteen students and…

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Do You Feel Disconnected?

One of the biggest challenges of the pandemic era has been isolation. No watercolor conversations. No meeting friends for an impromptu dinner. No concerts, shows, movies in outdoor venues. And the hardest thing of all: the absence of connection when a loved one died. No caring hugs, comforting conversations, or space-holders to share and process…

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Is everyone waiting for you to recover from your loss?

Maybe that’s what it feels like. Do you feel as if your close friends are watching you to feel into how you’re doing? Do you feel like your family members are hurrying you to “get over” your grief? Do you feel like you’re disappointing them all because your grief seems never-ending? ~~~~ I get it.…

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Is Sacred Soul Union for me?

If this is the question on your heart, read on. When I’m considering enrolling in a program, it helps me to have all the information I need to make the decision that’s correct for me. I want you to have all the information you need so you can check in with your internal guidance and…

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The Door That Opened For Me

It was the most unexpected door and it made no sense, but I walked in.  December 2008. A part-time position opened up at a retirement community, a job I was neither qualified for, nor felt excited about. As a brand-new immigrant, I knew nothing about seniors in the western world: not their music or food…

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Wedding Vows or Soul Vows?

How do you navigate a marriage when one partner must answer the calling of their soul? When my mother died in 2009, I awakened to my purpose. Since then, I’ve been serving women who are in deep grief and guiding them to their soul’s holy calling. In a magical series of synchronicities, I now find…

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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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What I Learned From Anger

In my twenties and thirties, anger was my weapon of choice. Growing up with an alcoholic father and a people-pleasing mother, I soon realized that being angry prevented others from taking advantage of me. Anger helped me feel powerful, strong, and in control. I stormed through life, defending and protecting myself against every threat, insult, and should that came…

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