Monthly Archives: March 2015

How Shame Can Keep Us From Ourselves

Although I never indulged in the craziness of the Monica Lewinsky scandal in 1998, I was left with a bad taste in my mouth for her and her actions vis a vis President Clinton. So I was surprised by how moved I was by her TED.COM talk recently on the price of shame on the human ... Read More

Inspiration Rises

Tomorrow morning I begin four days of teaching Full Body Presence: Grounding and Healthy Boundaries. Right here in my own home town of Reston, VA. I get to sleep in my own bed. What more could I want? I love this work of bringing people to who they truly are inside, as they shed the ... Read More

Hugs are Good For Your Health

I am a HUGE fan of hugging in appropriate circumstances. Please note: the number of circumstances where I don’t hug gets smaller every day. My personal emails all end with “Hugs” sent to the recipient. Throughout my life nurturing, healing touch has played a pivotal role in my health, my life’s work, and my overall sense of ... Read More

Don’t Settle for A Spark-Light a Fire Instead

Twice today I found myself listening to someone telling me how they had been settling for crumbs all their life, and how ready they were now to step up to the banquet table instead. The metaphors here are rich and it speaks to moving from living in a rabbit hole of what you have always ... Read More

On Being An Eagle and Eating Fish

Yesterday as I gazed out over lake Audubon a huge bald eagle flew over with a fish in it’s talons. To my delight it landed in my backyard on a tree branch and proceeded to eat it’s lunch. I was intrigued by what happened next. Almost immediately the crows arrived, first one, then two, then three cawing ... Read More

Remembering Sarah

Heart warm from the weight of her soft sleeping body Tired arms from cradling her there all night The hours of half moon darkness drift by In and out of sleeping we go together Slowly she lets go of the fear of the unknown Relaxing into this mysterious process of dying Trusting her connection to ... Read More