Inside Out Learning

As far back as I can remember, I have been searching for my sense of self, a sense of value and purpose. For whatever reason, I experienced a lot of confusion around this topic when I was growing up. I can remember being told I was this or that, but often it lead to more…

“Hold the Mayo”

Many years ago I heard a wonderful story about a woman who wanted to lose some weight because it was making it difficult for her to create the life she really wanted. Now even though Louise wanted to lose the weight, she wasn’t able to stop eating some of the foods she knew were contributing…

Saying, “yes” to “no”

Childrearing has many seasons, but the common threads of mutual love, respect and trust hold them all together. When these are present, growth takes place more gracefully. Most parents can remember the sleepless nights, diaper rash and teething. But it is the fond memories of when we first held our babies and their wonderful smiles…

Reclaiming with a Pencil

Since intuition and creativity are natural phenomena and the by-product of a balanced and whole individual, my approach to developing them is the same – assist individuals through the identification and reclaiming of their authentic nature. Once your “self” has been reestablished, you are free to proceed through life in an unencumbered manner. Until wholeness…

Use an Eraser

Sometimes when I draw I use a pencil and sometimes I use an eraser. The same is true with life. When I am clear about what I see and want, I use a pencil to add in the necessary lines to develop the picture. On the other hand, when I am unsure of what I am…

Are You Connected?

I was in my twenties when I was first introduced to Contact Improv–an improvisational dance technique. The unrehearsed nature of this art form did not give me the luxury of knowing what I was supposed to do and getting good at it. It also didn’t give me any preliminary clues on what everyone else was…

Time for a time-out?

The question, “Are you having fun?” crossed my mind one night while I watched my son’s baseball game. The players seemed to be having fun, though as I watched I began to notice a cause-and-effect pattern. From time to time a player would strike out or get thrown out at a base, but that one…

How full is your tank?

As I stood at the gas station filling my car with gas a series of questions began to “pop” into my mind. “How full is your tank?” When was the last time you filled it to the brim? Are you one of those marginal feeders? You know, the ones that only put a couple of…