Communication in Relationships

             I Know What You Are Thinking.....       As human beings, we are terrible at mind reading! So often, the assumptions we make about the other’s thoughts, motivations, feelings are really more about us than the other person.  But the thing is, our assumptions about the motives and [...]

By |2020-10-30T18:30:22-05:00September 1st, 2015|Communication in Relationships|Comments Off on Communication in Relationships

Self Transformation: Guilt

         GUILT “Contrary to some beliefs, guilt is not something that builds character.”   As described in an article by Rabbi Jack Cohen of UPenn, “we shouldn't be so quick to point fingers and place blame on the ‘worsening of the times’ as we are the ones that are guilty of using [...]

By |2020-10-30T18:30:22-05:00August 25th, 2015|Guilt|Comments Off on Self Transformation: Guilt

Growth and Change

"If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve. Do what you love, and don't stop until you get what you love. Work as had as you can, imagine immensities..." - Debbie Millman     This reflects how belief systems about our own abilities and potential fuel our behavior and predict our success. [...]

By |2020-10-30T18:30:22-05:00July 20th, 2015|Growth and Change|Comments Off on Growth and Change

Letting Go

She Let Go - A Poem by Safire Rose She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of the fear.  She let go of the judgments.  She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around [...]

By |2020-10-30T18:30:22-05:00June 10th, 2015|Poetry|Comments Off on Letting Go

Styles of Handling Conflict in Relationships

By embracing conflict as a part of life, you can make the most of each situation, using it as a learning opportunity to transform your relationship into something better. How do you typically respond when you seriously disagree with your partner? Do you... get mad inside but keep quiet and give the other the "silent" treatment? [...]

By |2020-10-30T18:30:22-05:00June 10th, 2015|Couples Conflict Styles|Comments Off on Styles of Handling Conflict in Relationships

Healing Through Art

“Art can turn a wound into to light.” ~George Braque   Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, describes why imagery helps us find the truth. She describes imagery as the language of the unconscious and a way in which the unconscious parts of us are able to speak. If you are undertaking an inner voyage of healing, [...]

By |2020-10-30T18:30:22-05:00May 25th, 2015|Art Therapy|Comments Off on Healing Through Art

Chronic-Life Threatening Illness

If a chronic or life-threatening illness has intruded into your life, your are probably experiencing tremendous upheaval. Individuals and families touched by a serious medical diagnosis leading to a chronic or life threatening illness such as: Cancer, Heart Disease, HIV, Kidney Failure, Diabetes, Muscular Dystrophy, Crohn’s, Epilepsy are impacted physically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually. In a [...]

By |2020-10-30T18:30:22-05:00May 18th, 2015|Chronic Illness, Chronic-Life Threatening Illness, Life Threatening Illness|Comments Off on Chronic-Life Threatening Illness

Safety: Holding Space

Holding Space....   To hold space is to rest in a chaos that is undefined; a vessel that represents a vast field of unknown potential. From this place, understanding will blossom, light will emerge, possibilities will grow.     Harrison Owen wrote that "holding space" is an act that is at once totally present and [...]

By |2020-10-30T18:30:22-05:00May 18th, 2015|Safety|Comments Off on Safety: Holding Space
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