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When It Hurts So Much…

Does it feel like we are constantly being bombarded with bad news? Where should we donate our time, energy and money when there is just one thing after another? Do you help with Harvey, Irma, Las Vegas, Puerto Rico, or the fires in California? And what about your own personal hardships or those of your friends and family? I had a great interview with meditation expert ...

Know Your Audience

One of the foundational principles in Grief Recovery work is that we don’t compare losses because as we say in the coaching world, compare leads to despair.  When comparing losses no one wins. If I say, “mine is worse than yours,” it can diminish what you have shared often leaving you feeling smaller, less than, or unimportant. If I say, “yours is the worst,” I ...

How to support those affected by Harvey…

With the hurricane and subsequent flooding going on in Houston and the surrounding area, emotions are running high. Growing up in Sugar Land, Texas and still having a significant number of family and friends there​​​, this devastating catastrophe is hitting close to home, both literally and figuratively. Nearly every post on my social media page is about the devastation of Harvey and at this point ...

Can Good Things Come With Mixed Emotions?

Have you ever had the experience of getting exactly what you want only to be met with internal resistance, fear, overwhelm, and doubt?  As I mentioned last week, my book baby was supposed to launch on the 16th of August… but it happened pre-maturely. Within 24 hours The Compassion Code hit the international best-seller in its category on Amazon in the US, Canada, and Germany.  ...

Why Birth is a Grieving Experience

I am so excited to announce that Aaron, Ayla and I will be welcoming a new little one into our family later this fall! While we are so excited and grateful, there is always the part of me that is scared, a little overwhelmed, and a bit nervous about how our lives will change. And that my friends, is the definition of grief. “The conflicting ...

How Can You Help Change The World?

​​I don’t know if you feel this, but sometimes the world can feel like a dark and hopeless place. We are bombarded daily with horrifying headlines about terrorism and violence, refugees who have lost everything, children who are starving, and a deep division in our own country. Sometimes I wonder what role I am here to play. How can I help? What can I do? ...

How Deep Loss Can Bring Us Together

Upon our return from a wonderful summer adventure, we were thrown into the thrusts of a critical family situation, as Aaron’s grandpa Bob was dying. We spent our first two days back in and out of the hospital. While it was really challenging to witness someone you love dying, we felt so fortunate to have the opportunity to support and be supported by Aaron’s amazing ...

Does Vacation Have To Be Stressful?

Do you spend half of your vacation worrying about the work that will be piled up when you get home? Unfortunately, this is a common internal battle. We spend so much of our work time fantasizing about our vacation, and then spend so much of our vacation worrying about work.   Aaron, Ayla and I have spent the last few weeks in France, and while this ...

Why Moving Is A Grieving Experience…

“Where’s my kitchen room?” cried my little girl the other day when she woke up to a house that had been almost completely packed up. “Your kitchen room is safe in ​​​​​​storage, and you will get it back when we move into our new place. I know it is confusing baby, and I am sorry we are moving,” I explained with tears in my eyes. ...

How To Quiet Our Self-Criticism…

Through tears my client says, “I am such a failure. I can’t seem to get a grip on this weight thing.” “Tell me more,” I say.    “Well, I am 150 lbs over weight, and I just can’t control my eating. I think I am on track and then something else happens in my life and I fall back into bad habits.”  “You are brilliant,” I ...