1. Passionate Living

    pas·sion·ate    [pash-uh-nit] adjective 1. having, compelled by, or ruled by intense emotion or strong feeling; fervid: a passionate advocate of democracy. 2. easily aroused to or influenced by sexual desire; ardently sensual. 3. expressing, showing, or marked by intense or strong feeling; emo…Read More

  2. Redefining our Roles

    Our lives are largely defined by the roles we play in relation to others and we play different kinds of roles throughout our lifetime. Some of these roles we are born into, some are imposed upon us and some we choose. We may be born into a role, such as the role of a girl, being the daughter of a mo…Read More

  3. Welcoming Spring Within

    Spring is an incredible season of regeneration and renewal. Our mood lifts and the heaviness of winter begins to lighten. Our bodies and souls take a much-needed breath of fresh, warm air. Winter is a season of dormancy, a difficult but valuable time of inner reflection and soul hibernation. With th…Read More

  4. Fresh Starts

    The beginning of the year is a great time for fresh starts. Many people take some time at the end of the year to think about what the year has been like for them. We review what hopes and goals have been fulfilled and which have not. We may look at ourselves and see qualities we view with pride and …Read More

  5. Coping with Holiday Craziness

    Is there such a thing as “stress-free holidays”? A lot of people would answer no to this question. Maybe a few would give a more positive answer. The holiday season is an incredibly complicated time. We each have a holiday history. Our holidays may have been wonderful, terrible, boring, alienati…Read More

  6. Empowering Ourselves and Each Other

    The start of the new year is a great time for new beginnings. It is a time when it seems easier than usual to feel motivated to make positive changes. We can identify patterns of thought and behaviors that keep us stuck and commit ourselves to action plans for change. Empowerment is a key concept th…Read More

  7. Making Peace with our Limitations

    Life is full of opportunities, possibilities, and limitations. We tend to think of youth as a time of opportunity and feel as though we have limitless horizons. As we age, we encounter more and more limitations. Some of these limitations relate to time, others to physical ability, cognitive function…Read More

  8. Setting Boundaries with Friends and Family

    Most of us grew up having never heard the word “boundaries”. Although some of us learned about boundaries through the modeling of healthy parents, many of us did not. What is a personal boundary? A personal boundary is a clear personal guideline about what we are willing and able to do for anoth…Read More

  9. Saving Our Sanity

    There is an endless number of life situations that challenge our sense of inner balance and emotional well-being. At least once a week, if not once a day, you may hear yourself or a friend say, “That drives me crazy!”. They may be referring to the fifth telemarketing call of the day, being on ho…Read More

  10. Aging as a Spiritual Journey

    I was inspired by watching a program on PBS the other night called “Get Real: Wise Women Speak”. This documentary consisted of interviews with a number of accomplished women, now becoming older, who reflected on what aging means to them. They talked about the hardships and the satisfaction of ag…Read More