6 Steps for Healing Feelings

6 Steps for Healing Feelings

“It is a grave injustice to a child or adult to insist that they stop crying. One can comfort a person who is crying which enables him to relax and make further crying unnecessary; but to humiliate a crying child is to increase his pain, and augment his...
Clean Pain vs Dirty Pain

Clean Pain vs Dirty Pain

All emotional pain is not the same. In my latest scope, I reflect on the recent terror attacks and discuss two types of emotional pain. Learning about clean pain and dirty pain was helpful for me. Knowing the difference caused a shift out of unnecessary worry,...
My Wish for You

My Wish for You

How was your 2014? My 2014 was frankly a challenge. Early in the year, I had an experience that caused me to make a big change in my life and my work. It was very surprising and upsetting. Traumatic actually. It made me question everything. But, I’m clear that...
What Do Kids Think?

What Do Kids Think?

One day this summer, I was lounging at the club pool situated directly across from the diving board. I watched a little boy about 9 climb the steps and move toward the edge of the board. He moved from the safety of the handrails to the narrow surface of the board with...
The New Girl

The New Girl

My first day of 9th grade was in a new house, in a new city, and in a new school. I knew not one person in that school other than my siblings. Within a couple weeks, 2 girls had befriended me. They told me I looked exactly like a girl they knew from middle school. A...