Obligation or Pleasure?

As a child did you feel like you had to ‘behave’ to survive? Were you raised in a controlling environment? Did your parents lay down the law? Did you hide out, become an overachiever, or people please so as not to get in trouble from an angry, depressed, or emotionally unstable parent? These are just some of the behavior patterns many us have had to maneuver in our early years. Besides mentioned, my overlay included Catholicism (parochial education) and old-school Italian ethics and standards. A client, Susie (not her real [...]

Trusting the Unexpected

At a 2014 Winter Solstice ceremony, we were invited to pick a word or phrase for our coming year. What I heard in my Being was "trust." What a 'nice' word, I thought. That sounded safe and manageable, right!? What I did not consider then was how I would learn or express "trust."  Since December 21, I have been tested over and over again to trust my next step, hour, day, conversation, response, disappointment, my insight, and on it goes. My experiences have brought me to my knees in gratitude [...]

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