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Change and Loss


Trembling on the Threshold of Change

As I approach the publication date of my new book, there is a lot of momentum and activity to prepare for the various celebration events. In the midst of the excitement, I've been surprised to feel a part of me that doesn’t want to cross this threshold...
June 8, 2023

Transformational Shifts After Loss

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Susan Casey of the L.E.A.P. podcast about loss and trauma; the challenges that change the course of our lives, leaving us to navigate new territories.
February 27, 2023

Tending the Field

“I have come into the world to see this, the swords drop from man’s hands, even at the top of their arc of anger, because we have finally realized that there is just one flesh that we can wound.” ~ Hafiz You are not alone. You are part of a vast web of life and what you do and how…
March 8, 2022

Transform Fear into Freedom

“The only way to ease our fear and be truly happy is to acknowledge our fear and look deeply at its source. Instead of trying to escape from our fear, we can invite it up to our awareness and look at it clearly and deeply.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Often the New Year starts out with a bold vision, clear…
January 24, 2022

Mysterial Practices During Dark Times

In many of the talks that I have given over the last few years, I have mentioned that the upgrading of our inner operating systems to one I call Mysterial is to prepare us for the dark times ahead. I would imagine you would agree that we are in the midst of these dark times right now. They are not…
March 17, 2020

The Alchemical Fire of Loss

In this interview I share what happened to me on January 3 of 2013. When I had just finished my first book, and was working with a publisher to bring into the world, I came home to find that my beloved husband had committed suicide…
September 25, 2019

Releasing the Grip of our Resistance to Change

I was recently discussing with a client the powerful nature of resistance to change, even when… or especially when… we want a different experience. Like many of the women who find their way into the Mysterial work, my client’s old ways of being are no longer working.
August 29, 2019

My Grief Out Loud, Five Years Later

I recently talked with Jana DeCristofaro on the Grief Out Loud podcast about my story of surviving the loss of my husband. In my interview, I discuss the "shame swamp" that surrounds those who are connected to someone who commits suicide and the process of falling apart before you can fall together again. I hope you will take a few…
April 23, 2018

A Prayer for When We Fall Down

If there is one thing that most of us can probably agree upon it is that these are challenging and unpredictable times - both personally and globally. Psycholanalyst and author Clarissa Pinkola Estes has written a powerful prayer that invites us to let what knocks us down in life also be our teacher. 
February 13, 2018