Are the ‘Reds’ of Valentine’s Day Giving you the ‘Blues’? PART II

Are the ‘Reds’ of Valentine’s Day Giving you the ‘Blues’?

PART II I have mixed feelings about Valentine Day.. Few years ago I wrote my Valentine Day blog with the same title. Are the ‘Reds’ of Valentine’s Day Giving you the ‘Blues’?  I still find the title applicable, so here is ‘part II’… On one hand I am very glad we are celebrating LOVE day, it is a celebration, as…

Read More→

Can the New Year be 2020?

Can the New Year be 2020?

We know hindsight is 2020, but can Foresight be as well? “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it; Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it”.  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. How to commit to clarity in our vision, as we go into the New Year and new decade. For most of us, hindsight is 2020, we can…

Read More→

Surviving Holiday Stress

Surviving Holiday Stress

How to make the most of your holidays by avoiding the stress. I’m not sure how it is for you, but for me, when it turns autumn, as the leaves start to change colors, and the days start to get short, I start worrying about the holidays. I didn’t grew up in this country, and so the winter holidays were…

Read More→

Suffering from – S.A.D?

Suffering from – S.A.D?

Are you or a loved one suffering from – S.A.D? Today is Rosh Ha’shanna – the Jewish New Year. What an appropriate date to post my fall (autumn) blog. As most of the Jewish holidays relate to the lunar calendar, and the agriculture seasons, so does Rosh Ha’shanna, which is the new moon after the equinox. In the Jewish traditions, fall…

Read More→

How are Hold Me Tight® and Burning Man – related

What do ‘Burning Man’, ‘Psychs on Bikes’ and ‘Hold Me Tight ®’ share in common?  and how I am compelled by them all… Those of you who know me, are aware that every year, on the week leading up to Labor Day, I make a pilgrimage to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to partake in the Burning Man festival…

Read More→

Do We Need to Avoid Mistakes?

Are mistakes avoidable, inevitable, transformable?  Are mistakes necessary? Mistakes can at times, feel dangerous. Mistakes and failures are thought to us from a young age to be avoided. Whether mistakes are experienced  first hand, or we have watched family or friends suffer the impact, we know they can be painful. We organize our life around trauma. It is part of…

Read More→

Hold Me Tight Couples Workshop

Hold Me Tight® Couples Workshop

Hold Me Tight® Couples Workshop, weekend retreat, Nevada City, California, April 4-5, 2020 Many of you have come to our couples workshop, referred clients, friends, or family members, or heard about it in your community.   I am so grateful to all of you as we can not do this work without YOU!!    We Invite and Welcome all Couples!…

Read More→

Can we change our minds

Can We ‘Change Our Minds’?

Changing our minds and life narrative one re-frame at a time It happens in my therapy office every day… When I start to unpack the stories behind what brought someone to therapy, there is a lot of history, a meandering journey of ups and downs. Many times those narratives fold in them a path that we had no way to…

Read More→

Sex, Spring, and Taking the Risk to Open..

Sex, Spring, and Taking the Risk to Open..

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anaïs Nin Nature has no ‘option’, as spring arrives, it burst out in renewing energy through buds, flowers, vines and brunches, birds and bees. It ALL comes alive. It is with amazement that I watch spring…

Read More→

Getting the New Year to An Inspiring Start

Getting the New Year to An Inspiring Start

Almost a month ago, we all wished each other a Happy New Year!! Raising our glasses and making wishes for a joyful, inspiring, healthy, happy year. From The Week of January 11, 2019, ‘Making 2019 Happier, What science has discovered about lifting mood and creating a positive outlook on life’. In the article, looking at How do we make 2019…

Read More→