9 12, 2016

Thousand leagues

By | December 9th, 2016|Desire, Love, Pain, Poetry|0 Comments

When your heart sinks a thousand leagues under the sea because Love has served you an open ended question Buoy what's left of your lungs to the helium balloon of time   And if that does the trick and keep you from losing your mind in the shark eyes of unrequited desire   Come up [...]

9 12, 2016

To hell with mourning

By | December 9th, 2016|Grief, Pain, Poetry|0 Comments

To hell with mourning! The devil shall have a feast on tears and brew strong wine of loss and fears to feed the one's who sold their soul in apathy on idle coals in cowardice and meek despair bemoaning what is past repair And get them drunk on their own spit until they choke and [...]

18 09, 2016

Dandelion grief

By | September 18th, 2016|Fertility, Grief, Mothers, Pain, Poetry|0 Comments

When the tears have stopped, if only momentarily, and the cling wrap of your sadness stretches Just so that You can feel the reach of your ribs on the flight of your breath, pick up your dandelion grief and make a wish, or if that's out of question   Hold it into the wind and [...]

5 09, 2016

Perfect alignment

By | September 5th, 2016|Depression, Love, Pain|0 Comments

Where did you ever get the idea that you are not enough that you are woefully inadequate, not measuring up to the yardstick of perfection?   Does your heart not beat with Great Love in your chest, tireless, dependable, and in Perfect Alignment   With the heavens above and the earth below braced by the [...]

26 08, 2016

Bulls eye

By | August 26th, 2016|Body, Courage, Pain, Poetry|0 Comments

"How much do I owe you?" you managed to ask, almost choking on the nose around your neck And the man named his price and released you out of this god-forsaken room on legs that obeyed a command long forgotten.   Or forbidden because of the fear they've felt and the shame they've been dealt [...]

22 07, 2016

The morning after

By | July 22nd, 2016|Grief, Pain, Poetry|0 Comments

They said the sky was blue with no trace of a cloud Drunkenly pure A sea of summer prayers.   They also say as above so below As the Father the Mother heavenly, an unbreakable promise joined at the heart.   Who can blame us then, the surviving, for making up stories that suit our [...]

12 02, 2016

Rebel with a cause

By | February 12th, 2016|Anger, Desire, Mothers, Pain, Relationship, Therapy|0 Comments

Teenagers are not the only rebels. Many of us 18 and older are rebels still. We are rebels with a cause. We continue to fight our aging parents and try to make room for who we want to become. We are, it seems, stuck in a state of arrested development. Maybe you didn't get to [...]

29 12, 2015

Hurt no more

By | December 29th, 2015|Anger, Desire, Grief, Love, Mindfulness, Pain, Relationship, Therapy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

I must have been eleven or twelve when I saw this film. What I remember most vividly about it were the main characters: grown men and women actors with the voices of young children.  And not only that, they also behaved like children: they bickered, grabbed, pulled hair, pouted and threw tantrums when something wasn't [...]

25 11, 2015

Thanks, but no thanks

By | November 25th, 2015|Anxiety, Fear, Mothers, Pain|0 Comments

We all know it's not about the turkey. Thanksgiving is about family, friends, and about counting our blessings: a roof over our head, health, food on the table (and pumpkin pie too), people who care about us, rain after a long hot summer... Thanksgiving offers us a chance to look for the many things we [...]

13 08, 2015

Be noble, for you are made of stars

By | August 13th, 2015|Desire, Mindfulness, Pain, Therapy|0 Comments

If you have ever wondered why my counseling practice is called "For You Are Made of Stars", here is why. Nine years ago my family and I visited beautiful Nelson, British Columbia. Exploring downtown, we stumbled across a small French bakery, tucked away on a small back lane. We stepped inside, and while my kids [...]