Compassion, empathy, caring, humanity – these are the values of D.O.H.

In our work together, I serve as your guide and partner in search of wellness in all aspects of life. I know the unimaginable pain of grief and trauma, and I am here to help you mend. Calming the central nervous system through a tailored approach with me will allow relief from daily stressors and restore your feeling of balance, health, joy, and wholeness. I look forward to working with you.

After the Las Vegas shooting or massacre, most of us were, yet again, placed in a state of shock. Our nervous systems really cannot live in this much fight/flight. Today, as I was driving down the freeway, every exit was filled with firemen and policemen, lights shining, our emergency responders standing outside their vehicles. It […]

Another anniversary Another year since… Why do we continually mark this day of the year? Why do we annually remember? Honoring traumatic feeling-states helps us to continuously move the energy that we suffered from and around the initial trauma. The death of a loved one, or in this case, the devastation of our way of […]

As I was watching a movie on Father’s Day by myself at night, missing everyone I love — my children and grandchildren who live far away, my partner and love of my life who died five years ago, family and friends that are not in reach — I am profoundly steeped in a myriad of […]

The month of February is marked as a month which love is celebrated. Particularly this February, I am in full support of this tradition. Going about researching love or Valentine’s Day I, of course, did what all good researchers do, I googled Saint Valentine. After an exploration of who Saint Valentine was and why we […]

When the person who shares your life dies, and your soul is screaming for comfort, no one can anticipate how intense that feeling will be. There is no way to fully prepare emotionally for this kind of loss. It doesn’t matter how much time you have in advance to “prepare;” nothing informs or readies your […]

When you get those feelings of there is no reason to… or I am too tired to… or How many times am I going to sell myself out and do… Try to remember that the process of re-visioning after loss or trauma is not walking around the mountain once and then feeling better. People who […]

“Happy New Year” can be a catch phrase that becomes a commitment to your health and well-being for you life. Welcome to a new year: how do I want to create and evolve during 2017? The phrase becomes healthy, full of hope and re-visioning. Usher in the new year with the knowledge that relief is […]

Let’s give thanks for the life we’ve known, Let’s give thanks for the love we’ve received, Let’s give thanks for the memories we hold, Let’s give thanks for the knowledge we’ve learned, Let’s give thanks for the kindness we’ve been touched by, Let’s give thanks for the fact that our lives will always be altered […]

For some, this was a day to appreciate. For others, not so much. The electricity in the atmosphere after the presidential election created the type of dread that causes riots. Talk about range of emotion! You were either satisfied with the results or mortified. This post is for those who are in such a shocked […]

While you’re walking through the valley Look up, look up, look up. If you must look down, pay attention to the flowers, rocks and crazy cute bugs. The key is to notice life is all around calling you back.