Journeys into Wholeness

November 28, 2014

After all these decades of living, I look back on my life with gratitude that somehow I had the perspective, beliefs and support that I had. I realize that I lucked out! I know now, after all the work I have done with myself, and in working with others as a teacher and...

October 19, 2014

Recently I was listening to Elizabeth Gilbert, author of “Eat, Pray, Love,” talk about her life and her books when she shared information that truly shocked me.  I’ve long been fascinated by the Hero’s Journey and even wrote about it in my first book, “Journey into Lov...

September 13, 2014

Decades have passed since I wrote this life-changing letter to my parents in my 30th year. I look back now over a life I have enjoyed living and feel so much gratitude that I found a way to make a difficult decision and move forward in my life with enthusiasm.


Back th...

September 3, 2014

Unfortunately, the feelings of loss don’t just go away, although they can go underground leaving us with the impression that we have moved beyond them. The unprocessed pain and sadness capture our energy, take the joy out of life, and even get expressed as physical pai...

August 5, 2014

Perhaps you, or someone you know, had a miscarriage or abortion, gave up a child for adoption, was unable to conceive or chose not to have a child – what I call missed motherhood. In many other situations of loss in our culture, people come together to grieve and heal,...

June 17, 2014

Being a Mom doesn’t exclude you from having one or more experiences of missed motherhood, a time when you are not a mother when you might have been. Millions of women – about 75% actually – fall into one or more of the five missed motherhood categories: pregnancy loss...

June 11, 2014

One of the first questions often asked when women meet socially is: “Do you have children?” Or: “How many children do you have?”


It’s as if the presence of children is the defining quality of a woman’s life. For many women, there is an easy answer – stating the number...

June 9, 2014

It’s surprising how much loss remains unspoken, hidden within, sealed off even from ourselves.


Is it shame that keeps us silent, shame that we have not reached the goal or fulfilled the expectations we set out for ourselves, or was set by our families or our society?...

June 5, 2014

A major issue for both men and women in finding the right relationship is whether or not children will become a part of it. 


If your vision centers on creating a family with children, as mine did, learning that a potential partner can’t conceive or has chosen not to ha...

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