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...

Emotional Neglect

I just finished one of the best books I’ve ever read: Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect by Jonice Webb, PhD with Christine Musello, PsyD. (2014, Morgan James Publishing, NY).  Dr. Webb has opened my eyes to a whole, new way of looking at...

Who Are Your Kindred Spirits?

I have very few friends.  And that’s the way it’s supposed to be for me.  The six or so true relationships I enjoy are not just friends; they are kindred spirits.  We give each other the emotional and spiritual support we need to stay in balance and show up in the...