I don’t agree with the old adage “Tis better to give than receive.” In my 25+ years of working with human service professionals including teachers, nurses, and therapists, I have seen too many of these helpers experience burnout. Many employers are only too happy to see their workers give 100%+ of their time and energy. But if you are giving 100% of yourself in the workplace, how can you have any energy left over for the rest of your life?Read More
Witnessing domestic violence as a preschooler had a powerful impact on me. I can FEEL other people's pain, and until I understood and learned how to deal with this as an adult, I found it challenging, to say the least.
Yet, without this ability—the gift of empathy—I would not be nearly as effective in my work as a Life Coach and Art Therapist.Read More
In human history there has been a continuous and growing impulse toward the regeneration and transformation of humanity. —Barbara Marx Hubbard.
Senseless acts of violence like public shootings paint a picture of the worst of human nature.Read More
Sometimes the seeds we plant sprout later than we expect, or even seem to disappear, only to surprise us by sprouting someplace else entirely.
Have you ever invested time or energy towards trying to make something that is important to you happen, only to find the end results disappointing?Read More