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The Power of Words

You probably already know that I love Harry Potter and the wisdom that it provides through the conversations had on screen. Dumbledore, in his infinite wisdom, provides many nuggets. One of my favorites is this: “Words are our most inexhaustible form of magic, capable of both inflicting pain and remedying it.” There are a couple...
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Children Are Our Mirrors: A Parenting Perspective

Our kids. We spend a lot of time concentrating on how to raise them properly – how to give them a good foundation that will help them live happy, productive lives. We don’t spend a lot of time, though, thinking about what our children can show us, and it’s a lot. If we’ve been parents…

Our Bag of Stuff

My son Jacob was a high school football player and got hit really hard during a game, so hard that the team doctor immediately diagnosed a concussion. We both knew that as a senior, his season was likely done if he followed standard medical protocols, and this was his last year of high school. He…

Own Your Experience

We all have experiences and those experiences matter. They change us, sometimes in ways we don’t want to remember or admit. Unfortunately, ignoring them never goes well. Rather than ignoring our experiences, we need to own them. The first thing we have to do is just acknowledge that we even had an experience and that…

Signs or Ego?

We are often faced with tough decisions. The kind that feel life altering so we want to get it right. Do I stay with this mob or is it time to find something else? Is it time to leave this relationship? To sell my home? To hire this employee or start my own business? These…

Becoming a Clear Vessel

When I started taking classes, researching and diving into this work, I spent a lot of time really navigating through my old stuff, the past experiences, trauma and hurt. It was difficult, sometimes painful. Those closest to me would ask why I kept going. Why do you keep taking these classes? Why do you keep…

Understanding the True Tragedy of Trauma

For me, the true tragedy of trauma is not the trauma itself. It’s the aftermath. It’s the stories that go hidden. It’s what happens when we get up, brush it off, and move forward, carrying the tragedy with us. In doing this, we allow the tragedy to diminish our power and ability to fully regain…