I am hoping you will join me on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 6:30p-7:30p for an evening that will support you in accessing the peace and clarity that already lives within you. I am speaking at Connected – Seen & Heard’s event, Connect with the Body. We will explore the somatic side of self-regulation, first by understanding the brain science involved and then by practicing body-mind tools. You will learn tangible, yet simple exercises that will safely reconnect you with your own body and... Read More

As November is upon us, with winter quickly approaching, we are reminded that it is time to ready ourselves for the season ahead.  For some, this may mean filling our cupboards with heartier foods.  For others, it may be anticipating the winter blues – increased lethargy, mood swings and feelings of scarcity.  Whatever our preparation entails, it is now when we are given a chance to connect to that which is most sacred – our appreciation for life and all... Read More

Conscious Couplehood: An Imago Approach Being in a committed, romantic partnership is hard work. We know we are with the right person not only when we feel good, but especially when our buttons get pushed in just the right way. In Imago relationship theory, it is believed that there is an unconscious agenda at play – that we pick our particular partners in order to finish the business of our childhood. We seek out someone similar to our original caretakers... Read More

Today is an auspicious day, the spring equinox. Today we are ushered into spring and reminded that the turning point between shorter, colder days and fuller, sunnier skies has arrived. March is a time of transformation, restoration and renewal. It is a time when both our alarm clocks and our internal timers spring ahead into warmth, ease, and maybe even a little fun. It is now when our seeds of motivation and vigor begin to bloom, providing us with a renewed mind,... Read More

“In the mid-’90s, the CDC and Kaiser Permanente discovered an exposure that dramatically increased the risk for seven out of 10 of the leading causes of death in the United States. In high doses, it affects brain development, the immune system, hormonal systems, and even the way our DNA is read and transcribed. Folks who are exposed in very high doses have triple the lifetime risk of heart disease and lung cancer and a 20-year difference in life expectancy. And yet, doctors today are not trained in routine screening or... Read More

For many, the holiday season is a time of stress, filled with expectations about family togetherness and many choices about how to spend your time and money. There are just so many things to do, and a limited time to do them in.  If you find yourself feeling more frazzled than festive during this season, use these 5 simple steps and you’ll be filled with holiday cheer in no time. Make a List and Check It Twice:  List all of the holiday... Read More

Asking for and receiving support can be one of the most profound experiences we can have. Living in a culture that promotes individuality, we tend to forget that support is necessary for us to achieve our greatest potential. The first step towards healing is acknowledging our need for, and right to have, support. Ask yourself, “What areas of my life have been the most challenging for me lately?” “Am I pulled in many directions?” “Do I have many different roles?”... Read More

So often in our relationships we get triggered into believing stories about who we are. Our partner forgets to call us when they’re running late and we find ourselves frenzied; with a closer look we see that his or her behavior triggered us into believing the old tales about us being unlovable, invisible or not mattering. The truth is that all of our unspoken autobiographies are pure works of fiction that were created in response to a primal need to be... Read More

Oftentimes, when we hear the word intimacy, we think “sex.” Somehow, and especially in our culture, these two terms have become synonymous. Yet the truth is that so often, the sex we westerners experience is void of any true intimacy. Intimacy – the ability to fully be with ourselves and others – is an inborn quality we all possess.  For many of us, this capacity to be with ourselves – our thoughts, feelings, sensations –  without judgment or damnation, has... Read More

I am proud to announce that I have joined the team at Restoration Inn– a San Diego treatment center for women. The Restoration Inn is Practical Recovery’s four-bed treatment facility for female survivors of relationship trauma. The focus of the residence is to provide trauma-informed treatment while creating a safe environment where women can resolve past issues of trauma. Here is their press release: “SAN DIEGO, CA – Practical Recovery, an addiction treatment system located in San Diego, CA is thrilled... Read More