Mortality & Grace

While watching an older, heftier Dan Ackroyd reprise the classic Bass-O-Matic skit during the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary special recently, I was transported back to my parents’ living room, …

To be right or respectful

Beyond ideas of right doing and wrong doing there is a field, I’ll meet you there.   Rumi Recently on Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer gave a commentary on Charlie Hebdo …

Who I Choose to BE!

Often a client has looked at me beseechingly asking why did the circumstances in her life have to be so hard. Why did my mother die so young? Why was …

Who to Trust

“I almost called yesterday to see if you could squeeze me in,” Michelle (pseudonym) said, as she settled herself on the office couch.  “I think I had a PTSD episode …

What’s the Question

Ever since my car accident less than two weeks ago, I’ve thought often about what it means to me.  That may sound odd, but given the fact that I was …

Journeying to the Light

We had our fourteenth annual Memorial Conference last week in memory of our daughter Erin, focusing on the neurobiology of eating disorders and anxiety. The staff at the Nutrition Clinic …

Change as the Only Constant

“Mom, I need to tell you something,” my daughter Jocelyn said when she called as I was driving home through our little town, the week before Thanksgiving. Our main street …