I’ve been listening to the soul of woman my entire career, from working the front lines of rape crisis and battered women’s shelters to counseling housewives, best-selling authors, and movie stars, to providing executive coaching to elected officials and business owners.
SHE is who I serve in all of her manifestations across cultures, socioeconomic status, age, and sexual identity. Read More
Terrorist attacks in Paris, the flight of Middle Eastern refugees, racial and gender violence, ongoing ethnic cleansing: this list is too long. These violent and destructive collective realities are pulsing through our nervous systems directly and indirectly. No one is immune if they are breathing. Read More
There is great deal of talk lately about the astrological significance of Mars and Venus overhead in the summer stars, the balancing of the masculine (Mars) and feminine (Venus) energies, and leadership. What does it look like when a woman integrates these energies into a form of leadership that restores her and the world? It looks like sacred service. Read More
What does pleasure tolerance mean?
It means you can only tolerate a certain degree of pleasure. If you start to exceed this, you get anxious and will unconsciously sabotage yourself. The Australian psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich described this as “Pleasure Anticipation Anxiety.” Read More
What is a Community of Practice? The term arose out of the human and organizational development field by cognitive anthropologist Etienne Wenger in 1991. Etienne and collaborator Jean Lave first wrote “Situated Learning” and then “Community’s of Practice” to expand on their ideas. Read More
In just a few weeks, I will be teaching the Heroine’s Journey, an ancient organizing framework offering a path through life’s greatest challenges and into your deepest offering as a feminine being. This course reimagines the hero’s journey through the lens of the feminine, and offers a radical new view of personal fulfillment, romantic love, and visionary leadership.
What moves a woman along her journey? Her desire. Read More
There has long been debate in the psychology field about the root cause of addiction. Is it nature? Does an individual’s biology cause compulsive or addictive behavior? Or is it nurture, a process of social construction in which a person’s social environment teaches and then reinforces the compulsive or addictive behavior? Read More
A couple of years ago while hiking with my friend and colleague Dr. Lissa Rankin, she talked about her then forthcoming book, Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself, and how she could use my assistance designing and launching her Whole Health Medicine Institute. Read More