December 5, 2017

Here are some great tips from one of my former clients, Kristan! 

Are you dreaming of a debt free Christmas? I have to admit that there was a time in my life when the idea of even contemplating controlling my spending at the holidays would have thrown me into...

November 21, 2017

The holidays always stir up memories, and with them, feelings of guilt and expectations, especially when it comes to gift-giving. Somewhere along the line, how much we give or receive has become the measurement of love and appreciation: "The more expensive the gift, th...

August 3, 2017

Carrie Bradshaw had it right — shoes are a girl’s best friends!

There are so many reasons that we attach so much emotional value to our shoe purchases. After all, our shoes never judge us, they don’t abandon us if we move up a skirt size, and they never leave the seat u...

July 27, 2017

Are you a high earner, but still living paycheck to paycheck? 

Do people call you an overachiever, always pushing

boundaries to get one more thing done? 

Can falling asleep sometimes feel like a war zone of worry, causing you to

question your decisions from the da...

July 20, 2017

A few weeks ago, I took a call from a woman who was concerned that her bankruptcy would turn off any man she dated, thus creating a “no-fly zone” in her chances of remarrying.

Her second marriage had lasted 11 years and she ran a successful company during that time. Sin...

July 13, 2017

I was last born into a family of five. With an older sister, older brother, and my parents, I had four times as many chances to be valued and celebrated, but at times I had equally as many chances to be pushed away and marginalized.

The problem? Everyone, from a newborn...

July 5, 2017

The drive to perfection is learned very early in one's childhood as a misconception that if we are “perfect” we will be loved. But in fact, perfection is a shame based drive. It removes one from the moment, reduces playfulness and feeling free. It has no limits. The dr...

June 28, 2017

Bonding is the term used to describe the dynamic of merging underlying needs to behaviors, which will then be the driving force behind every decision one makes for their entire life. That need will become disguised, re-shaped, re-directed as we gain tools, knowledge, a...

June 21, 2017

Several years ago we had a program where people could write their questions and we would provide answers. We found this little gem and wanted to share a common issue in families.


I have two young children and I grew up in a household where secrets and holding...

June 7, 2017

What you avoid will control your relationship.

As women, shame comes in our starter kit. The perception that we, as authentically born, are not “good enough”. Our worthiness is like a sieve; we hold those moments of pride fleetingly. We smile and nod with seeming to ag...

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