love

How Overthinking a New Relationship Can Undermine Your Connection

The start of a fresh romance has its own unique learning curve. If you’re like most people, you may be tempted to analyze every little move. Yet, overthinking a new relationship can actually damage the authentic connection between you. Despite the intense and immediate connection that romance novels depict, usually that initial connection is fairly…

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You Have Value! – How to Discover What’s Truly Amazing About Yourself

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Think back to the last time you’ve read an article, watched a video or show, or saw a picture of a person you thought was completely amazing. Was it because of their accomplishments in life? Their creativity? Their beautiful voice or their gorgeous body? Or maybe their intellectual prowess? Did you think, “Wow… they’re incredible!”?…

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Motherhood; you know you are a mother when…

As I journeyed into motherhood, I felt quite overwhelmed. The day I became pregnant and the moment I gave birth, I was changed forever. Even though I was so much the same, something in me was so different. My new journey had just begun. As I stood in line at the coffee shop one morning,…

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Call for Dads; Honoring Dads on Father’s Day

The greatest thing a FATHER can do to his children, is to love their mother. – Anjaneth Garcia Untalan This Sunday we celebrate Father’s Day. Because we have a little one at home, this year we celebrate my husband as a father. It is however during these holidays, I also think of the sons and…

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Mother and Daughter Poems

Mother and Daughter Storm We walked gingerly tonight around the edges of our storm. The water rippled and raged almost tidal at times but we stayed steady on the rocks of our rendezvous with old pain. And then at last we breached as if we were killer whales high above the sea and then we…

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Love After Love – a poem

Love After Love The time will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will smile at the other’s welcome and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to…

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Rebirth After Birth Workshop Info

Just announced! Our new workshop, Rebirth After Birth Workshop, will be held in the Spring 2014 with Pediatric Sleep Consultant Brooke Nalle! Dates: 4 Sundays – March 23-April 13th, 2014 from 2-4pm. Cost: $150 with limited sliding scale available. Early sign up rate before March 1, $120. Email rebirthafterbirth@gmail.com for more information or call Melissa at…

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Tending to Your Heart-Rediscovering the Meaning of Valentine’s Day

“How much we know and understand ourselves is critically important, but there is something that is even more essential to living a Wholehearted life: loving ourselves.” Brene Brown February is the month of love. For a lot of people, Valentine’s Day can be a triggering day filled with feelings of unworthiness or sadness. What if…

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Poem ~ Lead me to the song of my heart ~ Danna Faulds

Lead me to the song of my heart and help me sing it unashamed Help me stand before you in bare consciousness unflinching in your light Lead me to the expression of my soul in all its fullness Let me embrace my humanity yet be anchored in divinity. Help me unfetter the joy that I…

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Learning to Let Go in the Looking for Love

We have often heard the phrase, when we stop looking for love, it finally appears. Finding a mate can be a frustrating process that can leave us disappointed, angry and sad, wondering what the heck is wrong with us?! I have found through my work as a psychotherapist, that this inquiry can also bring a…

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