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Finding A Flow

I was recently asked what advice I give women starting – or dreaming of starting – their own companies. What have I learned about getting it done without getting… undone? How do I stay in the flow of a day when the current changes mid-stream? The answer is simple, though not always easy: Be Present. […]

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The Power of Observation Into Action

We live in what some might consider a golden age of communication, yet it’s easy to feel like we are listening to – and hearing each other – less and less. One way to ensure your voice can be heard is by raising the volume: as long as you are shouting while others around you […]

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How Perfectionism Stunts Our Spiritual Growth

Practice makes perfect. Strive for perfection, but settle for excellence. Perfection is the child of Time. Be perfectly imperfect. Perfectionism: it’s just another ism. Perfect is as perfect does. There are so many quotes about perfection and perfectionism that it’s enough to give a person a perfect headache. Despite the prevailing wisdom that perfection is […]

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The Antidote to an Unsettled Soul

Growing up in the green hills of Montana, I never imagined I would one day live in New York City or raise a family here. Anyone living in a city can appreciate how it sometimes seems like the concrete and brick is turning us into stone – we risk becoming harder, invulnerable, closed off. Yet […]

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Not a Moment Too Soon: Saving Lives Through Prevention and Mitigation

Springtime is notable for graduation, the banishment of winter coats, flowers finally in bloom (along with my allergies), and the May/June combo of Mother’s and Father’s Day.  Maybe some of you can relate to my children’s reactions upon hearing about these two “holidays” for the first time: they demanded to know “why is there no […]

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Boundaries are Freedom

Almost every discussion about healthy relationships includes the concept of boundaries. Setting them is essential, keeping them is imperative, and understanding them is part of understanding ourselves. But what are “boundaries” exactly? We use the word often, but each of us might relate to it somewhat differently. For me, boundaries are an extension of personal principles expressed […]

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Finding Maya Angelou’s “subtle balance of holding on and letting go”

When is the right time to seek help for a loved one? How do we know when we need it ourselves? Buddhist teachings tell us: “When the student is willing, the master appears” – powerful, simple, and true.  Likewise, we’ve grown accustomed to messages such as “You have to want it”, “You can’t help someone […]

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The Power of Curiosity

Did you know April is Alcohol Awareness Month? While every month (and moment) is an opportunity for awareness, I’m inspired by Alcohol Awareness Month and wanted to share my thoughts. The judgment and intolerance our society traditionally shows to people struggling with substance use disorder melt away when we encounter someone abstaining as part of […]

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The SBC Way

A friend asked me the other day, “what sets SBC apart? In the world of transformational healing and recovery—where there are so many options, programs, and systems —what is the specific miracle of SBC?” I answered, “the miracle is in the client. SBC is just the wand,” …but as I consider her question more deeply, […]

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