Tag Archives: Hollister

Gifts of The New Year

Today I am keenly aware of the many gifts that make my life so rich. December is a month to focus on gift giving, and sharing our abundance with others. January is sometimes a bit of a let down after … Continue reading

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Welcome to my site. Thanks for visiting. Take your time, browse to your heart’s content. I’m here for you; to inform, uplift, encourage, and help you help yourself. I’m hopeful that you will enjoy your visit, and come back often. … Continue reading

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Spring Fever

Spring has sprung here in Hollister, CA. The birds are singing, my roses are blooming. The weeds are pushing their way around and wanting to take over my flower beds. My hay fever is in full-on sneezing my head off … Continue reading

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Library of Birmingham

The Library of Birmingham, United Kingdom, is, according to Wikipedia, the largest free cultural center in Europe. It is located in my husband’s home town. We recently traveled from our small town of Hollister, CA to Birmingham. While we were … Continue reading

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Investing Time in Relationships, Goal Setting, and Moving Fast

┬áMy time has been heavily invested in work and relationships this past month. The first month of 2014 has been a very busy one for me. It’s sped by so quickly, and I’ve not made time to write this blog … Continue reading

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What Made You Feel Alive Today?

What makes me feel alive? Let me indulge some recent memories in an attempt to answer. In May, 2011, I lost two sisters to untimely deaths. They were twins; fifty-seven years old, each. On May 22, 2011, Pat ingested a … Continue reading

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Gratitude Makes a Difference

How can gratitude make a difference in your life? It might seem to you as though you have little to be grateful for. Being faced with a continuous onslaught of difficulties may cause you to be convinced there is little … Continue reading

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Dealing With Stress During Holidays

Last week was a very busy, stressful, but productive week for me. As I’ve been busy, I’ve been thinking about how my clients have been doing, and wondering how they are dealing with the stress that this time of year … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Questions

So you aren’t sure if I will be able to help you to feel better? That is not uncommon. If you’ve never been to a therapist before, reaching out and asking for help can be frightening. If you’ve been to … Continue reading

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Out Of The Blue….or Was It?

┬áThis will be a somewhat personal post. I received a telephone call yesterday…out of the blue. The caller was from the Sonoma County District Attorney’s office. He explained to me that a former partner of mine had been charged with … Continue reading

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