Soul Challenges

In working with clients I spend quite a bit of time helping them unlearn the logic that the world has taught them.  You know, the stuff everyone knows, the common wisdom you learn from school, the things the media drums into our head, etc, etc. … Details


No, not the stuff in your pocket or at the bottom of your purse.  And not the “change your life today or else” speech or the “you will survive this catastrophic event” speech.  I think there’s enough of those around to fill the Library of Congress, thank you very much. … Details

Being in your own way

Most people lead what Plato called ‘the unexamined life’, which to him was one of the greatest sins of all time.  It’s natural for us to get deeply involved in the day-to-day of our lives, more so if what we are doing is highly relevant to our perceived survival such as buying a house, getting married/divorced, moving to a different country, starting a new job. … Details

Values and Money

In a consumer culture the main complaint people voice is about money.  Not having enough of it, owing too much of it, not having it when you want it, others not giving it where they need to, too many people asking for it, people not using it ‘wisely’, money management, saving for a rainy day, spending it all because you can, etc, etc, etc. … Details

New Moon

In the Cherokee tradition we honor both the full moon and the new moon as cycles and see them as balancing each other.  The full moon is seen as feminine, as bringing forth the fruits of all our work and actions and thoughts throughout that particular cycle.… Details

“No” is a complete sentence

There is a very clear line between attempting to convince someone of something and coercion.  They may seem similar, but your body know immediately when the line has been crossed.  Trying to convince somebody comes from desire.  You really want something and that emotion fills you and you want this person to agree and want it to. … Details

Being Happy

It’s something that seems to be what we want. We see it in others and covet it.  We feel like we don’t have it and we beat ourselves up about it.  We rail at our parents, our sweethearts, our bosses and Fate because they are keeping it from us. … Details


The point at which Spirituality converges with Consumerism is such a bedlam of contradictory ideals and practices with everyone talking and thinking they are speaking the same language.  Which if you’ve ever had one of those conversations, you know how confusing and frustrating and downright infuriating it can be. … Details

The Art of Being Quiet

More than ever our lives are busy and noisy.  It takes alot of doing to deal with just the logistics of living which is why it is now newsworthy when someone chooses to live in a neighborhood where they can actually walk to all the resources they need like food. … Details