2020 has clearly been the year when the escalation of tension and the cry for justice has taken, weeks on end to the streets. History is being made before our eyes, due to the courageous action, impassioned work for liberation, and inclusion. We are over capacity to “hold”. Things are spilling over, demanding to be […]
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We are in this together! With the scare and scale of the Corona-virus (COVID-19) Global Pandemic these past weeks, it has stopped us in our tracks on urgent matters of safety and health. It is so important to take this seriously, with all the precautions and preparations possible as well as getting accurate information from […]
In today’s world, it seems that trust and collaboration are at a low; silos, volatility, and ambiguity are at a high. Positive leadership is needed more than ever to create a workplace culture that thrives. We are most distressed by the fear and disconnection these days. It seems that discord and disillusionment weigh heavily and […]
It is the 31st, New Year’s Eve 2019. What a year! I feel the transition from the Holidays to the resurge and promise awaiting us. To that end, I felt motivated to share with you my thoughts and a few questions that might help you reflect, release and reset for 2020 as you end 2019. […]
It’s hard to keep the peace but especially during the holiday season. I happen to be one who loves the holiday season for the beauty and wonder it brings. I love the simplicity of the Flagstaff Star every year on Veteran’s Day here in Boulder. The lights and color, the evergreen fragrance, the tree, music, […]
We have so many opportunities to choose appreciation and express gratitude. It is a value in action, and a practice. Sharing gratitude has so many benefits for the giver, not to mention the receiver. Gratitude Is A Choice The emphasis is on the importance of making gratitude seeking, a choice. Imagine that a woman comes […]
We love working with schools! We believe that teachers have one of the most challenging jobs in working with the children and youth in our communities. The Quest for School’s mission is to share support and resource in order to empower teachers, staff and parents in every aspect to meet the needs and demands of […]
Quest for Families provides counseling, resource and support in order to heal, and rebuild even the most fractured of families. I believe ideally, the place to share the deepest form of love and nurture is within the family. Unfortunately, it is also the space that we are met with the most profound challenges, hurts, disappointments […]
Life is a quest for meaning and joy, love and connection. A quest for couples is a process to increase the connection, emotional engagement, communication and intimacy over time. Why? It occurred to me that offering session by session often lacks the commitment to achieve what couples really want. A Quest for Couples increases resource […]
What is emotion coaching, you might be wondering? Emotion coaching is a program designed by the Gottman Institute for parents of children. It is designed to increase empathy, connection, and effective parenting. Emotional Coaching is based on the research done by Dr John Gottman and joined by Julie Gottman, Clinical Psychologist, Co-Founder of the Gottman […]
“Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in” Leonard Cohen How many of us have seen Season 1 and 2 of Big, Little Lies, or have read the book? Wow… it seems to catch on like crazy for some reason. Of course, the brilliant cast, excellent production […]
I was introduced to a friend of a neighbor in our new “digs” recently. I was taken with the question, what do you do? I paused and thought upon that question, usually so easy to answer with my usual professional credentials and response. This time, however, I was truly struck by the existential challenge. I […]
How much phone is too much phone?
FYI, engaged couples! You are in the wedding planning stages — planning the location, the venue, the vibe, the dress, the photographer, the honeymoon, everything — to make the day you’ve both dreamed of come true. And you have such love and excitement planning your lives together. Getting married is exciting! Creating a love that lasts requires wisdom, […]
These days, there seems to be one tragic event in our world after another not to mention the turmoil within our own country. Over these last years the persistence of violence from Newtown, Charleston , Ferguson and most recently the shootings and violence in Dallas leave strife, heartbreak and lack of a sense of justice […]
What are our deepest desires in relationship? I believe these 6 qualities are what we most yearn for: Presence, understanding, appreciation, play, vision and romance. When we nurture and sprinkle these qualities into day to day living, relationships thrive.
Joy! Just saw this movie and loved the story based on the life of Joy Mangano, brilliantly portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence nominated for an Oscar for her role. The movie itself had mixed reviews, yet the story and it’s portrayal of female entrepreneurial venture is to be commended. This is what attracted David O […]
You are in the wedding planning stages- planning the location, the venue, the vibe and the dress, photographer, honeymoon everything to make the day you have both dreamed of come true. And you have such love and excitement planning your lives together. One wedding essential necessary to make sure your marriage is headed for success is […]
Welcome to my new website and blog Designing Relationships: Connect. Deepen. Grow. I dedicate this blog site to those who live real and ordinary lives that create extraordinary and powerful stories. I believe these stories deserve to be expressed and recognized. They will serve as inspiration and hope.
Are you going through a transition in life, relationship or career? Change is challenging isn’t it! Whether it is pushing ourselves forward out of the comfort zone toward personal or professional growth, a great change like a new marriage or a baby on the way, a change in life, geography, or an unexpected diagnosis in […]
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