What are you REALLY thinking? The Biology of Thoughts, Part I

As humans with an instinct to survive in the wild, we have been programmed to think in ways that will protect us from harm. As children, we developed coping skills and adopted beliefs from others that would keep us safe — which are still with us in our adult life. The survival part of our… [Read More]

Five Steps to Treating Your Body with Kindness

What would this look like? What if treating your body with kindness was the answer to feeling better, less stressed, more confident, and possibly to overcome an illness, injury or weight issue? First, let me share what the opposite of this might look like. Throughout my childhood, I watched someone who did not treat her… [Read More]

Cooperation, Collaboration, and Connection

Wouldn’t it be great if we could all get along? I had often asked myself this question – during my childhood when my family was conflicted or, as an adult, when I was working with high-conflict divorce families. Marital discord, sibling rivalry, and competing needs are what most of us experienced during our formative years…. [Read More]

3 Ways to Take Charge of Your Survival Brain

Have you ever hit a bullseye playing darts or at target practice? The same focus that it takes to hit the center of a target is what’s required to make positive lasting changes. Most of us can focus on what we want for a day or two or three, then old habits return. We really… [Read More]

20-Minute Philosophy

Have you ever said, “There are just not enough hours in the day!?”  All of us probably have heard and believed this at one time or another. My philosophy is a little bit different:  I believe twenty minutes a day can be life-changing — depending on how you use it. And, it might not surprise… [Read More]