Change, change, change…..

“Why is change so hard?!” This plaintive statement I’ve heard from clients (and muttered myself once or twice with added emphasis). Change is difficult because of two very important “laws” of nature. One from the world of physics and another from neuroscience. If you don’t remember Newton’s first law of motion, it’s okay. To paraphrase Newton, an object endeavors to …

Assumptions to Mindsets…..What are your Assumptions?

Someone asked me a few weeks ago, “Were you a cheerleader in high school, someone who was popular?”  “No” I replied.  “Well, I just can’t figure you out” she said. That exchange keeps wafting through my mind.  At the time, I was astounded that someone could think I was a cheerleader or one of the “in crowd.”  Upon reflection, the …

What Do You Look At But Don’t See?

  We are staying at a cabin in Central Oregon, amongst the Ponderosa Pines and beside a fast-running creek, that joins the Metolius River.  The smell of pine is so pervasive I feel intoxicated and slightly giddy as I watch the water.  I’m pretending that I need  to memorize the sights, sounds, and smells.  It is part of my practice to …

Spring Celebrations – We Are More Alike Than Different

I’ve been practicing one of my favorite past-times, gazing out the window in between appointments.  I look across the valley, noticing the trees in bloom, the changes in the colors in the hills and the mountains in the distance.  It is in these moments that I ponder questions for which I don’t have answers, and when I receive inspiration.  Don’t …

Experience A Full Range….of Emotions

  I read a play this week that confused and frustrated me.  In my mind (while reading), I kept asking: “Why are the characters acting this way?”  As I continued to read, I realized that the   frustration and confusion was because the characters weren’t sharing with each other what was really going on, what they were thinking and feeling. What …