Collaborative Leadership – Peaceful Resolution During a Time of Turmoil

Collaborative Leadership–The Future In Politics? Now that’s a RADICAL statement! I could tell you who I plan to vote for, yet, am not going to because frankly it isn’t anyone else’s business but mine. Will be voting according to my own conscience and set of beliefs, wants and values. Let’s all vote our conscience when it comes […]


An Unexpected Gift From Silence

The theme of silence is emerging through my conversations with various people this week. Maybe it has something to do with it being summer and needing time to chill away from it all. To me August and September in Texas are like the winter months up north. Unless, I am close to some refreshing body […]


New Neuropathways

Neurologists claim that every time you resist giving in to your negative emotions, you are actually rewiring your brain to be calmer and more peaceful.  This is often easier said than done. It requires practice as well as some understanding about where your initial emotions originated.   Sometimes we have a backlog of unexpressed emotions that must be […]



I have been working as a counselor since 1983 when I was in graduate school.  That is a significant span of time in a helping profession.  Its has given me the opportunity to observe so many people in the process of change: to witness  a lot of what works and what doesn’t. Part of being […]


Being Yourself

Best advice I’ve heard all day: Always be yourself unless you can be a unicorn. Then always be a unicorn.


Collaborative Communication

Collaborative Communication is a powerful tool that I teach to couples and families as a way in which to practice sharing who we really are with one another. It involves listening and supporting each other to open up in a way that is safe. The dialogue itself, provides a container through which we can respectfully […]