“I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost… I am helpless. It isn’t my fault. It takes forever to find a way out. I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I [...]

The part of me I don’t want you to see

There is no aspect of life more ripe with opportunities to grow than our relationships.  It also seems to be perhaps the most difficult and often painful way to learn.   Sometimes, I get the distinct impression that I may have been a little over confident when I signed up [...]

The rollercoaster of unhealthy relationships

I have become quite entranced by the power of organizing this year and I am recommending it to several of my clients and many of my friends. I have been waxing lyrical about discovering the almost magical healing properties of this seemingly mundane activity. Ironically, given that it is all [...]

It’s not about the stuff – how organizing can heal ...

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Today is Yom Kippur, the most sacred day of the year to those of the Jewish faith which calls for reflection, repentance and atonement. As I thought about this day and what it means, I was struck by the idea that the desire to make amends or reparation for wrong-doing [...]

About forgiveness

  Don’t you hate it when, just as you least expect it, the untamed past escapes its cage? With silent stealth, it attacks without warning, devouring any present peace in one fell swoop. Before you even know what’s happened, it pounces and you find yourself captive, dangling powerless from the [...]

The terrible jaws of regret

A few months ago, I receIved a simple prayer from my friend, Allison. It comes from the book ‘Zero Limits’ by Joe Vitale.   It is very simple and consists out of 4 sentences: ‘ I’m Sorry, Forgive me, I Love you and Thank you.’    She told me “If you open [...]

‘ I’m Sorry, Forgive me, I Love you and Thank ...