Cultivating Friendship for Better Health

Friendships, especially between women, can be our mirror and help us shape who we are and who we will become. Friendship can be the balm in our lives when the going gets tough, a shoulder to cry on when our intimate relationships go sour, and someone to share our joy when things go right. Read More

Master Queso, Kelco Historical Mural and I

My sanctuary garden has been a labor of love that started in 2000. A place to heal and renew! I am blessed to use my talents and those of the many artists – including Salvador Roberto Torres, the world-renown Hispanic muralist. Read More

On Being Nurtured by Nature

In the evenings, I meet with village leaders to prioritize the few resources we bring to share. One night, I went to bed around midnight, wondering if I would have the strength to accomplish all I had scheduled the next day. Read More

How to Deal with Disappointments

There’s no way to avoid disappointments in life, but there are good ways to cope with them. When we are disappointed in a major way, we usually go through the stages of grief, which include shock, denial, anger, and sorrow. Read More

Setting Healthy Boundaries in Your Job and Avoid Burnout 

Our job or career has many definitions including volunteer work, being a homemaker, or what you do for a paycheck. Regardless of what we do, it is important that we like it, and even more, that it provides satisfaction. If it is a paying job, we should feel adequately compensated for our work. Read More

3 Powerful Ways to Make the Right Personal Decisions

Over the years I have seen many patients, and most recently the physicians and executives I coach, who are plagued with emotional and physical symptoms. Many of them had been taking care of everyone else except themselves. And many were in stressful relationships with intimate or business partners, children, relatives, their finances, and/or work. Read More

3 Ways to Strengthen Your Mind, Body, and Spirit Connection and Avoid Burnout

Your body is already in constant communication with your mind, telling you when something hurts, and when you’re hungry or tired. Knowing that our body has that ability, why not harbor the connection and create an even stronger dialogue. Below are a few techniques to begin elevating those vital inward connections to heal and feel more at peace with your self. Read More