Is there a gift in that bad feeling?

Do your emotions get the best of you? Does fear, anger, sadness, or guilt overwhelm you, at times? Do you even wish, sometimes, that you didn’t have to deal with feelings at all? Feelings, even the sucky ones, are an essential key to living well, and being able to respond rather than react is a sign… Read more »

Why Affirmations Don’t Work

Are your affirmations working for or against you? Do you say some life-affirming, abundance-attracting statement over and over…and over, and nothing changes? You’re unconscious mind may not be buying what you’re selling. Anyone who’s been in sales knows there will often be objections to closing the deal. It’s part of the gig, and you learn… Read more »

When Perfect is a Problem

Perfection! Free from fault or defect, without flaw. Sounds wonderful! I mean, who doesn’t love perfection? But, when striving for perfection becomes constant, causing anxiety and driving those around us nuts, or it keeps us from trying new things, then that ideal has turned into something much less desirable: perfectionism. When I was seven, my second… Read more »

When Fear & Anger Get Overwhelming

Fear and anger are rampant in this post-election world. People are taking to the streets, families are divided, strangers are accosted in restaurants, and each side blames the other. Is there a price we pay, when emotions are out of control? How do we survive? I recently received a call from an old client, asking… Read more »

What to Do When Anger Takes Over

Let me start by saying that anger is not a problem. No, really, it’s not. Anger has energy and can be a motivator for changing something we dislike – finally cleaning off that desk, because you can’t find an important paper, or speaking out against injustice. Anger only becomes a problem if it gets stuck… Read more »

Three Mistakes that Keep Parents of Teens WORRIED & IN THE DARK

If you have a teen, you know about the highs and lows – yours and theirs. There is a lot that can go wrong, before it goes right. Communication is key in creating a healthy parent-teen relationship. In my 25 year experience working with teens and their parents I have often seen three common mistakes parents… Read more »

Is There Untapped Power in Your Voice?

Is there an untapped power in your voice? Did you know that you can increase your energy, become more calm and focused, and release pain and tension – all with the sound of your own voice? The other day, I was all revved up…I mean really revved. After going non-stop for several hours, I got… Read more »

Stress and Your Emotions

Here’s a short video about stress and emotion. It shows how your thoughts and feelings, so deeply linked, can amplify or reduce stress. What we say to ourselves about a situation often determines the intensity of the stress we actually feel. It’s helpful to take a step back and realize that our self talk may be… Read more »