Why Does Therapy Work?

Why Does Therapy Work?

“As a therapist, I get to help people change their stories.” -Lori Gottlieb, Therapist, Author There has been a lot of publicity about therapy these days. People are speaking about their therapy experiences on podcasts and radio shows, writing books about it, and...
Recovery Profile, Sobriety Collective

Recovery Profile, Sobriety Collective

I was recently highlighted as one of the recovery profiles in The Sobriety Collective blog. Laura Silverman is the creator of this fun and useful recovery hub for people either “self-identifying as in recovery from substance use disorder and/or mental health...
Podcast Interview on ‘The Unruffled’

Podcast Interview on ‘The Unruffled’

Find my interview on The Unruffled Podcast  hosted by Tammi Salas and Sondra Primeaux. They explore all topics related to creativity and recovery.  I so appreciated their questions/comments, and am inspired by the attention and passion they bring to the podcast....
In Dedication to Marlene Aron, Artist

In Dedication to Marlene Aron, Artist

I recently lost a dear artist friend, Marlene Aron. Marlene passed away suddenly, a few days before her last art retrospective in San Francisco. Her death had a strong impact on so many people because Marlene led a life that sent out ripples of inspiration. I did not...
How to Write Sympathy Messages

How to Write Sympathy Messages

25 Professionals Share the Best Ways to Support Someone Who is Grieving I was recently approached by Sympathy Messages who have a really useful website that helps people write sympathy cards, and send messages to people who have experienced grief or loss. She asked 25...
 Body Image vs. Body Sense

 Body Image vs. Body Sense

“To me, beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are.” – Ellen Degeneres As a Somatic Movement Therapist, I help people to understand their bodies better through sensory awareness and self inquiry. We listen to...
How to Make an Art Ritual

How to Make an Art Ritual

Art is vital in my work and I present it in different forms depending on who I’m with and the specific setting. I may use art for pure expression, self-awareness and reflection, community support, as a form of therapy, or as a spiritual practice. For several years...
Secrets and False Selves

Secrets and False Selves

 Searching for the ‘Real You’ “…false You’s – the imitative You, the too-clever You, the Avoiding You – and (how to) settle into that (sometimes, at first, disappointing) beast, Real You. Real You is all you have, and all other paths are false....
My Teaching Tour in Seoul, South Korea

My Teaching Tour in Seoul, South Korea

I was fortunate to be invited to teach and train professionals in Seoul, South Korea this spring. I spent two weeks in the heart of Seoul getting to know the culture and the dedicated people who live and work there. My host was Jung Myung Lee, the director of Tamalpa...
Fall in Love with…Art

Fall in Love with…Art

My  love letter to ART: Art is my deepest love, a love that never fades or abandons. Art is always there for me. Art makes me feel alive, sexy, and deeply nourished.When I engage in art making I fall in love again and again. I fall in love with the people I create...