Evolving Relationships and Trauma

Those who are closest to us, the ones we feel safe and loved with, can create the ideal conditions that allow for new growth and transformation. On good days we might look at our partners and say thank you for helping me grow. The days when our partner is angry, unreasonable or distant: that’s our

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Negotiating Fear and Panic

How do we feel safe again in the world when we are facing stress and anxiety on a global level as we have never seen before? We are in a confusing and destabilizing time. Nobody knows what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, or a couple months from now. What’s it going to look

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Embrace Fear with Love and Compassion

In a blink of an eye the world changed and we entered into a time of major challenge and uncertainty. This moment will eventually pass, but while we are here how do we stay connected while practicing physical distancing or self-isolating? Part of the solution is for us to stay human with one another while

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Is Projection Harming your Relationships?

So much that emerges in our adult relationships we bring from our childhood. We build a template replicated from our earliest experiences that shows us how to create connections. The perfect childhood doesn’t exist. Perhaps we come from a family where we had reasonable parenting and grew up believing that people are inherently good and

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Conscious Listening… From the Heart

Most of us move through our day engaging in conversations with family, friends and co-workers. It’s the foundation of any healthy relationship.  But are we really listening? Daily we find ourselves distracted by cell phones, other people or even our own thoughts and feelings. Although we think that we are listening, in reality we may not

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