Trusting the Process

As we drove down the unmarked road it began pouring down rain.  The maps we had were unclear and no one we asked seemed to know if we were going the right way.  As the rain continued coming down the once solid mud road became more and more challenging to navigate.   Our goal was to arrive at the boat dock by noon so we ...

8 Quick Tips To Feel Better From The Outside In

The emotional pain that comes with loss can bring us to our knees.  Whether we have recently lost someone we love, gone through a challenging breakup, have lost our job or career, or have had our best friend move away, loss is inevitable. As those of you who have worked with me know, one of our key paradigms is “You have to feel to heal.” ...

Who Would You Be Without That Thought?

This past weekend I had the extreme pleasure to see Byron Katie speak here in Austin.   For those of you who don’t know Byron Katie, she is an amazing woman, author, and speaker.  I want to take the opportunity to share some of my favorite take-aways from the weekend.  But before I do, I just want to say that Katie (as people call her) is ...

Grief As The Doorway To The Essential Self

It is hard to find the silver lining to losing someone we love or experiencing loss of any kind.  It usually just sucks and we wish it weren’t so. However, because we can’t go back and change the events of the past, the one thing we do have is our choice.  We get to choose how we react to what happens to us.   Just ...

Understanding the Science Behind Grief

I wanted to share something cool with you that I learned in my training.  This information may help you understand why we get anxious and even scared when trying something new, and it may even support you as you break free into a life where you are thriving! As I learned in the Transformational Coaching Method, we have three brains.   The Brain Stem, which my ...

A Story Of Letting Go

Happy New Year!  I love the New Year because it always feels like a new beginning, a fresh start, and a chance to make a change.   Resolutions seem to be a big part of our culture, and while I make resolutions, I often feel like I am setting myself up for failure.   How do you feel about New Year’s Resolutions?  On December 31st, ...

Feeling Loss During the Holidays

Christmas is all around us.  The lights, the eggnog, the crowded shopping centers, the holiday parties, the decorations; there is really no way to avoid it.  I don’t know about you, but I typically look forward to this time of year: seeing family and friends, watching Christmas movies, exchanging gifts.  So when I am feeling down, anti-social, or just plain sad, I can be really ...

Top 4 Ways to Thrive During The Holidays: Even After Loss

The holiday season can be a really challenging time of year when we have lost someone important to us because a lot of emotions are stirred up.  There’s an unspoken expectation about how the holidays should be…fun, happy, exciting, so when we don’t feel particularly cheerful or even down right terrible, we can fall into the trap of making ourselves wrong for having our emotional ...