Past Newsletters

Co-creating Our Shared Emotional Environment

During this pandemic, I had the opportunity to listen to a presentation, by Lisa Feldman Barrett, where she stated, “We co-construct each other’s emotions.” Her point was that we can use our words with one another in either a positive… Keep Reading

Love creates vulnerability for grief

The tragic death of Kobe and eight others from Orange County, has transformed this international story into a local one for us in the OC. I have yet to speak with anyone locally, who did not have a story about… Keep Reading

How does 2020 look for you?

“We are all just walking each other home.” Ram Dass Sometimes you read something, and it can really work you for quite a bit. This has been true for me in reading the quote attributed to Ram Dass, who just… Keep Reading

Do you have a listening hospitality?

There is an inherent interconnectedness that exists within the context of all human relationships. Whether we feel as if we are affirming an existing connection, and/or seeming to co-create a connection for the first time, it can be the source… Keep Reading

Anonymous Mentors -October 2019

Anonymous Mentors I would imagine that at one time or another we have all had “anonymous mentors” who have influenced/ helped us along our way. Some folks are more memorable than others. Let me share one of mine as an… Keep Reading

Leading and Loving From Heart

Right now – take a moment and place your hand over your heart. See if you can feel the life-giving beating of your own precious heart. Ground your sense of being here. Know that you are a different person –… Keep Reading

Desired Outcomes and Intentional Living

One of the first questions I ask clients is to clarify their desired outcomes for a coaching engagement or facilitation event. This question begins the process of making the distinction between activity and accomplishment. For instance, we are having a… Keep Reading

Blessed with a Loving Heart

If you are a frequent reader of my monthly newsletter, you will remember that I mentioned Sr. Kathleen Marie Pughe in my February newsletter. This last week, I attended her retirement celebration which marked her 70th anniversary as a professed… Keep Reading