It Takes One To Know One…..Or, You Spot It, You Got It!

A client recently shared with me her observation about another woman, who she was very impressed with and wished she was more like. I asked her what about the woman was so appealing, and she replied that it was her command of leadership. The woman walked into a store, and […]



An Old Grocery List…..And Mind/Body Coach Training

Hi! I have been on a writing hiatus, though I am not sure why, but I am back. : ) I taught three workshops, resulting in eight individual classes over the spring, at RRMC (Rutland Regional Medical Center). I met some extraordinary people attending the classes. Participants came to find […]

Do You Know a Sociopath when You Meet One? Or, “Sociopaths 101”

I have been doing some research about Narcissists and Sociopaths lately so that I can reach a better understanding of them. I know that many of us and many clients have encountered these personalities in life. Our desire to “be nice” often causes us to be open to the chaos […]

Narcissus (1590s) by Caravaggio (Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome)

Truth Serum? – Take It!

Throughout my life there have been many times that I have been lost in sadness, disappointment, or anger. This is part of the human experience I know. I have to say that I am much more at peace now that I know that I know the greatest tool from my […]



Life Is Like A Box of Chocolates, or, Meet My Grandmother

Life is a box of chocolates at one-hundred! My Grandmother turned one-hundred in October of 2014. It is a major achievement for someone to live to this milestone, and it is also a wonderful opportunity to appreciate what it takes to live for this long. I have been thinking about […]

Choose Wisely

Before you make the big choice, take time to ask some very important questions. It will save you a lot of unnecessary anguish. Choose Wisely You must choose, but choose wisely. For as the true Grail will bring you life, the false Grail will take it from you. This ominous […]



Never Say Never, Or How I Began Doing Bikram (Hot) Yoga

I have done yoga, alone in my bedroom, off and on for a few years. I am not particularly flexible nowadays, but once I was fairly so. I had a health problem in the beginning of the year and since then I had done no yoga at all. My older […]

Nag Relief 101

So… DO you nag? Does your significant other avoid the next furrowed brow or deep sigh as you notice what you had asked for has not yet been done? He is well trained to read your body language when you are less than pleased and when your expectations have not […]



Who’s Your “Everybody”?

I was walking yesterday, in the beautiful fall weather here in Vermont, and was thinking about the upcoming talk on stress that I am doing later this week at the Rutland Regional Medical Center. I was going through the list of stress factors for the presentation and got to our […]