Our Stories Can Kill Us

The great Maya Angelou wrote in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” I totally agree with her.  And she wasn’t referring to the kinds of stories about our past that seek to perpetuate our victim status!...

Complaint to Crisis

Let’s face it, most of us love to complain.  Some of us have made a career of it and a lot of stand-up comedians use complaining as the core of their act.  Complaining is a way we get attention from others.  It’s also a way we turn off people and drive them away!...

Plowing through Conflict

This past winter in the Northeast was an exercise in frustration for those who had to plow their vehicles through slush, snow, and ice (full disclosure:  I moved to FL in November and escaped it all!!).  Yet plowing through is the only way to move forward sometimes. ...

Emotional Hangovers

I often wake up at 4:30 AM in the midst of a very demanding and intense dream.  The dream is usually one of conflict, argument, or internal problem-solving.  Sometimes I can fall back to sleep after a bathroom visit (I wonder what the correlation is between dreaming...

Announcing: The Hidden Conflicts Workshop

How are you dealing with hidden issues that no one but yourself may see?  The obvious conflicts we encounter in life, work, home and in relationships may be masking some challenging realities.  Your greatest fears, your biggest worries, and your most sensitive...