The Pitfall of Planning and What to Do Instead…

As we approach the New Year there is a tendency toward reflection and planning. Where do you spend most of your time? In the past — in regret or fond memories. In the future — in worry or excited anticipation. As I step back and notice my own thoughts, I realize more and more how much time I spend worrying about a future that may ...

The Magic of the “Eff-It” Point

This weekend, as I led a 4 Day Grief Recovery Method Certification, I had yet another opportunity to witness people transform their pain into purpose. The people who attend these trainings are coming to learn how to help others with their grief and sometimes they don’t even realize coming in that they too are grievers.   The truth of the matter is we are all ...

What’s your effit point?

Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.” – Tony Robbins Have you ever been at a point of burnout, overwhelm, stress, or extreme unhappiness and you wonder how much longer you can do what you are doing or feel what you are feeling?  The point in which you choose to do things differently is what I call ...

Oh Father’s Day!

Father’s Day, like all holidays, can come with some baggage.   Like Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or it’s close relative, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day can bring up unresolved grief.   When I say grief, remember, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your dad has died.  Grief can come in many shapes and sizes.  Perhaps your relationship with your dad is strained, your dad wasn’t around when you were ...

Here I am five years later, facing my past…

We are out at Al Natural Resort on the island where Aaron used to work, where we first fell in love, where we got married, and also where I found out about the tragic death of my dear mother.  I am overcome with emotion as I reflect back upon all that happened on this beach.  There are so many memories here, the highest highs and ...

What To Do When You’re Down In The Dumps…

My Grandma, Mama Jane, always reminded me, “Laura, this too shall pass.”  I have carried this wisdom and perspective with me in my tool kit throughout my life, and it has offered me comfort in times of pain and appreciation in times of joy.  This too shall pass is merely a reminder of the constant changing nature of life. If this phrase alone is not enough ...