Relationships can be healed. Trauma and loss can be transformed. What is confusing can be understood.
Through Emotion Focused Therapy – we unlock the mysteries of healthy relationships so you can live, love, parent and lead from a place of whole-hearted connection. These scientifically based methods create lasting neurological changes you can feel.
Unlock Your Potential for Meaningful Relationships and a Purposeful Life:
Do you long for a more meaningful life where your relationships are positive and powerfully connecting, but you just don’t know how? You are not alone.
Having healthy relationships is the number one determinant of happiness and life satisfaction and yet most of us don’t have the knowledge or experience to develop or sustain them. Relationships are the medium through which we live and breathe and have our being. When they go well- we experience happiness, contentment and productivity.
When they are in distress- our world falls apart. Whether that is between parent and child, spouse to spouse, co-worker to boss, or neighbor to neighbor. Becoming aware of your emotional needs and desires and learning to communicate that to others is the essence of emotional intelligence.
Science is now proving what we have intuitively known all along- that emotional intelligence is the key to healthy, productive , resilient and happy people.
And the good news is that emotional intelligence can be learned. The ability to identify and regulate our feelings, the ability to communicate our needs and desires in non-defensive methods, the flexibility and the resilience to learn new strategies for coping with change and stress – these are all skills that can be learned and developed.
With tested techniques and practice- you can learn the language your partner’s, family member’s and co-worker’s are speaking so you can decipher what it is they are trying to tell you. And more importantly you can learn to get to the heart of what is important in your own voice so you can communicate your truth in ways that will create the connection, understanding and meaningful relationships you are longing for….. I can show you how.
It is my passion to walk alongside individuals, couples, families and teams as they navigate the journey of living, working with, and loving each other well.
I was where you are – alone, discouraged in pain. Through diving deep and walking through my own journey of growth I discovered a passion for helping others. I’ve walked that path through 20 years of learning, growing and expanding. It is my privilege to walk that journey with you.
Transforming Lives one relationship at a time.
I’m feeling grateful for my age.
Not the creaky knees and grey hair part… but the wisdom part.
Where I’ve gained the necessary perspective that life is a journey full of both heart-breaking sadness and exquisite joy.
And the awareness that the parts that break your heart are the very essence of what brings you the most joy.
It hasn’t always been easy. And it’s tempting to think of things as done and winding down.
When it’s really just beginning for all of us in this time in our lives.read more
I’m so excited to share this new addition to Living Brave - Stories that Inspire with you... The only thing I love more than reading a great book... Is talking about it with my friends and colleagues! And that’s why I’m so excited to launch this new virtual Book Club...read more
Brené Brown defines authenticity as:
“The daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.”
So becoming authentic is about letting go of who we think others want us to be, and beginning to operate from a deep place that represents our truest self.
But when we have been programmed from an early age to care about what others think- it’s hard to let go of that. We struggle to embrace a new practice of honesty and forthright behavior.
And, as Brené describes it, it is a practice.
Much like learning to meditate or ride a bike or cook or learn a new language.
“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen” – Brené Brown
So it’s a practice and a series of choices.
The first part of being authentic is to let go of what others think.
And the second and sometimes more difficult part is to cultivate what you think. What you believe in and know to be true.
Discover how…read more
Are you ready to get focused and design your best year yet? It seems everywhere I turn, people are sharing with me how they want to embrace life more whole-heartedly, more courageously, and expressing a strong desire to be more connected with an authentic tribe they...read more
It’s my favorite time of year as we anticipate the holidays and start off with the best one- Thanksgiving. It's a time to gather with loved ones, enjoy the bounty of the earth and open our hearts to all the gifts we have been given! Developing an attitude and practice...read more