Power-Over vs. Power-With

Power-Over vs. Power-With

How would you describe your relationship with power? Do you embrace it? Shy away from it? Trust it? Feel suspicious toward it? I used to carry enemy images of power. Experiences I’d had with people using external and institutional power over others in self-serving,...
Journeying with My Internal GPS

Journeying with My Internal GPS

I just returned from a week in Egypt and the journey home was…challenging. To put it mildly. The experience reminded me about the power of choicefulness, how I can respond in the moment, and the way our nervous systems can adapt over time. Actually, from the...
The Messy Side of Healing

The Messy Side of Healing

I am all about the self-healing and self-loving journey. As a teenager, when my mother would pick me up from school in Los Angeles, she’d be listening to a call-in radio show where marriage and family therapist John Jolliffe helped people with their problems on his...
4 Ways to Connect in Relationships

4 Ways to Connect in Relationships

On a recent group coaching call, I got a number of big questions about how to heal from trauma. In the moment, I remembered how the simple practice of connecting with others and with ourselves can be a fundamental tool for healing. Connection can be healing. With that...