Stress and Trauma Recovery

Daily stress from relatively trivial factors is one thing. Stress and trauma that have their origins in childhood or adult abuse, violence, addiction, and bullying, is another. These latter experiences require a lifetime of recovery, work, counsel, and sometimes...

The Security Myth

No matter how much money, fame, or career success we may accumulate, security rears its ugly head as a real issue for many. Lack of health care, medication, finances, even love, loom large as threats to our well being. Yet there is no such thing as enough...

Longing to Belong

The happiest memories I have are when I felt as if I belonged to something larger than myself: family, church, cadre of friends, orchestras, choruses.  As a life coach I am privileged to help create this kind of “instant” community for an hour or so whenever I offer a...

Neglect: The Silent Killer of the Soul

Three kinds of neglect that affect our spiritual lives and cause tremendous wounding: emotional neglect, physical neglect, and neglect in spiritual communities. Regarding emotional neglect, we are fortunate to have the work of Dr. Jonice Webb available to us in her...

Healing Our Spiritual Pasts

Today I want to begin a conversation about past experiences that have wounded us.  Specifically, I am focusing on experiences associated with spiritual or church organizations. We usually belong to a religion or congregation for some great reasons.  We’re looking for...