Loosening the Ties That Bind

When I was growing up in Kentucky, my sister and I loved visiting my grandparents on their small farm. It was just an hour’s drive on country roads from the small town where we lived. Sundays were spent in the little country church next door that was the center of my grandparents’ lives. Many years…

The Power to Choose – Opening Space for Growth and Freedom

Someone asked me not long ago if there had been particular themes or threads throughout my work in personal and professional development over the last 25 years. Several themes came to mind right away, including presence, awareness, intuitive thinking, purpose, direction, and choice. Yet it is the theme of choice that has been particularly present…

Making Conscious Choices About How We Meet Each Day

Today, September 11th, my mother celebrates her 89th birthday and enters her 90th year. Since 2001, September 11th also has a particular historical significance because of the horrific events of that day. I remember it well – I was living in New York City at the time. A beautiful late-summer morning turned into a day that will remain…

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