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Ode to the Sensitive One…

To you delicate one who wears 3d glasses in the midst of a sometimes flat thinking world… Thank you for your depth. To you aware one who notices the first of spring buried in the cold of winter… Thank you for your vision. To you keen one who picks up on the dissonant chords hidden […]


The Shout of Self-Doubt…

A trip to the dentist. “Mr. Dentist, something is wrong with my right jaw. It’s painful.” “I don’t see anything on the x-ray – just a little inflammation. Maybe your gums are sore. Try this antiseptic rinse. You will be all better in 3 days.” Introduction….Self Doubt. You are just being whiny. Toughen up. Sore gums? […]


Suggesting and Communication Breakdown…

You have had a long day….you are feeling tired and frustrated.  It seems everything at work went wrong that day…your computer had a virus that made the internet painfully slow…you accidentally shredded important notes for a presentation you were writing…it’s storming and you forgot your umbrella and your car is parked 3 blocks away…you also […]


Like the Fallen, Intact Camellia…

Seeing camellias that fall still intact from bushes makes me stop and pause in a melancholy kind of way.  After rain storms this time of the year, it is not unusual to see such a scene. I noticed this on my walk this morning and I began to think about loss. There are times in […]


Obstacles, Stepping Stones and Marching UP?! …

My quote board reads this week… “Obstacles can be turned into stepping stones.” This wisdom was shared with me by one of my clients who has taken this attitude to move forward in a life that has been punctuated by hard times. And then another client added her understanding to the quote with this question… […]


What does your email inbox say about you? …

You wake up…grab a cup of coffee…you have just a few minutes before the true morning rush begins… You open your emails hoping to read your favorite Lifelines blog to begin the day on a good foot … And you are BOMBARDED with your e book bargains for the day, faux leather trends you need to wear this […]


Turn it Upside Down…

I am a “weekend artist” who loves the freedom of splashing brightly colored paint on blank canvases and discovering what they can become. Once a fellow artist gave me some artistic advice that helped take my work to a new level. She shared that when looking at a photograph or a picture that I was […]


Dear Client,

Thank you, Dear Client, for the courage you show to walk through the doors of your first counseling session…you remind me that bravery occurs one step at a time. Thank you, Dear Client, for sharing with me the book of your life…you remind me that each of us has a unique story to tell that none other […]


Leaving the Rat Race to Sit in Your Own Skin…

I often hear from clients… “I just have to get out of this rat race!” What is the mad scramble in your world? What is that fierce competition that keeps you in a constant hustle and bustle frame of mind? That rush, rush, rush that can leave you numb and tired and wondering what is the purpose of […]


Your Character Antibodies…

Recently I was visiting an elderly woman who was sharing with me that she had just received her flu shot. We both remarked how quickly time flies…to already be thinking of flu shots. Isn’t it hard to grasp, unless you are in the medical field, that with the flu shot, we are actually receiving the […]



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