Monthly Archives: December 2011

Crossing the Threshold of the Year

Ushering out 2011, Welcoming in 2012, A threshold moment, A time of honoring what has gone before, Releasing what is done and gone, Cleaning out and forgiving, Emotions, thoughts, actions and goals. Reaching deep within, Finding the yearning, Soft or hard places, Painful or joyous, Places that whisper or shout, Over here – come in this direction, ... Read More

More Dreams and Fewer Goals

This period every year is a wonderful time for assessing your life and your accomplishments. Here are some of the questions I ask myself: Am I on track for what I set out to do this year? What did, and did not work the way I planned it, and why? What do I want to let go of ... Read More

When Thoughts Won’t Stop

As promised, today’s blog post is about how to stop your thoughts from keeping you awake at night. This is something that can happen occasionally, when a major life issue is burning brightly, or it can be a regular occurrence. In either case the most effective tool I have found is to empty my mind. ... Read More

Sleep…the Universal Healer

My blog post yesterday about losing sleep and almost losing my mind seems to have hit a nerve. I have received several emails today and had clients come in sharing about similar experiences. It is interesting how quickly we take a good night’s rest for granted  – until it is no longer there. For those of us ... Read More

When Stress Happens

Had a interesting night last night. Due to a series of events beyond my control, I was unable to sleep for most of the night and I found myself this morning feeling a little ragged, definitely not energized (the way I normally feel after a good night’s sleep), and edgy. What do I mean by ... Read More

Message of Christmas

Thank you to my friend and colleague Cari Rowan for sending me this wonderful story about how one mother turned the perennial question, “Does Santa really exist?” into an opportunity for a great life lesson. I loved it. Her entire blog post is worth reading, and it takes about 3 minutes, so click on the ... Read More

The Spirit of Christmas

On this Christmas Eve, May we remember that it is not how many presents are under the tree, Or how many holiday cards we have received, It is about the love in our hearts, The warmth in our homes, And feeling connected in a nourishing way to ourselves and those in the circles of our ... Read More

Singing My Way to Christmas

Tonight I accepted a good friend’s offer to join her at the Kennedy Center for the free sing along of the Messiah (think Hallelujah Chorus) with an excellent orchestra and about 2,000 other people. It was magnificent. We sang our hearts out and I left feeling completely inspired. Plus, I got to meet interesting new ... Read More

When We Get Caught in Expectations

I know I can count on my favorite columnist to write about relevant issues at the right moment. Yesterday in the Washington Post there was  a column by Carolyn Hax on defining boundaries in families. In it Hax shows us how someone can get caught up in their own expectations, stirring up the family pot, ... Read More

Sharing Sweet Moments With Family

This morning a client came through my door with this story. It was wonderful to share in her excitement and happiness. “My heart is so full, Suzanne! You’ll never guess what happened this week – my brother called from New England and said he had woken up on Saturday with the feeling that he really ... Read More