September 26, 2017

Being Present

I was going along okay, or so I thought, when a cold slammed into me and suddenly I was stopped short. A client of mine told me his lower lip erupted in a cold sore exactly three hours before he had to give a huge speech to 500 people and that his face (with the […]

Receive Graciously

“To graciously receive is an expression of the dignity of giving.” Deepak Chopra The spirit of Christmas—giving. Yet for us to give, someone must receive. The joy of giving depends on it. I was thinking about writing a blog this week for readers who find themselves not in a relationship right now. People who may […]

Step Out of Fear and Into Your Power

The eloquent wisdom of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s words, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” is so profound and far-reaching that they became watchwords for an entire nation, and have, in less than a century, become so familiar that some might mistake them for cliché. But in fact they are as true […]

Vulnerability and Authenticity—Partners in Your Inner Life

Max seemed so perfect. When he would first meet a woman, he gave the impression of a truly accomplished, confident man. He had a “perfect life” – great job, nice car and house. He played a perfect golf game and he was good looking and in excellent shape. Why couldn’t he hold onto a relationship […]

Being Single—Own It/Love It

Single? You are most definitely not alone. Singletons now outnumber married people in all age brackets. Admittedly, the stats don’t take into account unmarried partnerships, but the fact remains—people no longer live in panic or feel like failures if they are thirty and unmarried. Or forty. Or fifty. Or sixty. Etc. You get the idea. […]

Who Are You? Connecting with Your Intrinsic Self (Part II)

The truth of who you are is inevitably beautiful, and living in alignment with that truth feels so good. There is no pretense required. You don’t have to psych yourself up to interact with this or that person, because you are simply you in every moment… and being you is effortless. It’s when we live […]

Who Are You? Connecting with Your Intrinsic Self (Part I)

When we are born, we have no self-awareness. The world is pure sensation. When we become aware, it is of our mother. Mother and child are experienced as one until, in time, a sense of being two separate entities develops—quite naturally—as the baby grows. A healthy baby’s first reaction to that awareness is usually one […]

Having it All—the Career-Relationship Balancing Act

One night Jean got home from work after a late meeting. It was 7:30 and she assumed the kids would be fed, bathed, and that her eldest would have his homework done. She’d grabbed a sandwich at the local bodega and was looking forward to sitting down to eat it after reading a story to […]

Speak Up—The Truth is in There

All the giving-in, all the compromising in her relationship with Tom came from Jane. Pretty soon, no matter how absurd Tom’s whims, or how uncomfortable for her, Jane was saying “yes” to everything. Her fear that he’d walk out made her want to buy his loyalty with silence and acquiescence. In other words, since Jane […]

Look Up–You Don’t Want to Miss It!

You may be curious about what I meant in my title by “you don’t want to miss it….” “Miss what,” you ask? Anything! Everything! Great shoes on sale. A cloud in the shape of a giraffe. The love of your life. There’s a hilarious meme that swept social media recently. It’s a photo of a […]