Relationship Contracts

Before we are born we work out a plan, a sketch or outline, of what we want to do while we are here.  Which seems straight forward but is very intricate and complicated due to the fact that we are not islands operating outside any influence and all of us have free will. … Details

Safety is an active practice

In this modern age our ideas about safety have changed significantly from our hunter gatherer roots.  Safety is no longer something we practice in order to survive the elements or our prey or each other, it’s seemingly become a right and the only defense we have against the bogey man in the closet.  … Details

Honoring Warriors

I’ve always had a respect for warriors.  Not necessarily for military branches or governments, missions or political agendas, but for warriors.  Those men and women who choose to fight for what they believe and put their lives on the line to do so. … Details

The Gift of Letting Go

In modern society death has transitioned from a natural process that happens to everyone and an integrated part of our lives, to something foreign to be fought at all costs and to be pushed aside, marginalized, when it happens.  It’s like an ax that falls and some of us are not fast enough to avoid it. … Details

Being Authentic

I’m drawn to people who live authentic lives.  What the normative world calls eccentric people.  Those who choose to do what they want to do and refuse to believe that it’s somehow not ok or not quite right.  I have friends who revel in their Judaism through ceremony and shared ritual but still live a contemporary lifestyle. … Details

Peeling the Onion

When it comes to healing, most of us have been taught that each symptom is like an uninvited guest.  Each has to be shown the door individually in order to get rid of them.  Sometimes there are a couple that arrived together and will leave together, but not often. … Details

The World Through Masks

Our minds are built to make patterns out of chaos.  We’re highly skilled at it and if you don’t believe me, try paying attention when you’re driving in traffic one day.  You’ll be amazed at the amount of pattern making you do in trying to figure out what the next driver is doing and how to negotiate your way on or off a highway. … Details

Say It Out Loud

Those in the self-help and psychology professions will tell you that you are more likely to follow through on something if you say your intention out loud or tell it to another person.  And in my experience this is true.  Words have power and communicating your intent forms it in a fashion into a reality through sound.… Details