A bright drawing of a man with portraits of various people in the background.

Reading Time: 5 minutes “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” (Dalai Lama) Nowadays we live in a very individualistic world, a society driven by ego, prestige and status. It’s all about “what’s in it for me” and how to get the best for “me, myself and I,” whether it’s in a materialistic, educational […]

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A painting of a woman's torso propelled by windmill wings, looking introspective and content.

Reading Time: 3 minutes How often do you put your happiness and self-worth in the hands of others? Do you even realize when you’re doing it? If you constantly seek validation from others, as your sense of achievement is totally built upon others’ opinions, you only feel good about yourself when you receive recognition from others; otherwise, you keep […]

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A portrait of a red-headed woman with her eyes shut introspectively.

Reading Time: 4 minutes To know if you are stressed, let’s take time to understand what stress is. In my Certified Stress Management Consultant seminar, my teacher, Dr. George Bien, says it best: “Stress is response to change!” I’d like to note that there is positive stress and there is negative stress. Positive stress stems from things that challenge […]

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An absract painting with broad, black strokes infused with white.

Reading Time: 3 minutes The summer of 2017 was idyllic. We had everything they could have dreamed of: a happy marriage, a beautiful home in Colorado, two adorable sons ages 3.5 and almost 2, and a daughter on the way. We spent most of the summer poolside in Boulder and visited beaches in California and Hawaii. Our boys loved […]

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A painting of a woman about to dive, and another woman mid-leap, watched by a group of three in the foreground.

Reading Time: 3 minutes I once tried to kill myself. I was not successful in my attempt, though I do not think I cared either way at that point. I had reached rock bottom and ambivalence is the only emotion that survives there. It has been said that only the good die young and I have never been good […]

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An abstract painting with a white streak down the middle.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Prevention is better than curing, or so they say. If I could have prevented all the problems, issues, heartache, illnesses in my life, I would have had such an easy go of it. However, we cannot prevent everything undesirable, because these moments are created for growth, for expanding and recreating. So where does prevention begin […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Soul loss is a form of self-preservation. When we experience trauma, we experience soul loss because the part of ourselves that gives us life and vitality “leave” in order to prevent permanent damage. This causes a systemic distortion that manifests in many ways, ultimately compromising our quality of life and our ability to connect with […]

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An abstract painitng with a white background, a red vertical stripe and dark blue traces of paint dropped onto the canvas that could represent writing.

Reading Time: 3 minutes I used to write a lot when I was younger. I used to have passion for the written word and would spend days and nights writing essays, diaries and even poetry. Then it stopped. I lost it. I still thought about writing and even publishing a book but I’d lost my inspiration. What was it […]

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A portrait painting of a young woman looking somewhat sad.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Are you the type of person who would prefer to be happy all of the time and smile at strangers? Do you love to make people feel welcomed, accepted and loved? Well, join the team. I want everyone I meet to feel special and I believe, for the most part, they do. Sometimes, even though […]

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