Being the oldest of 8 children I grew up in the role of a helper and confidant and I discovered I liked it. When I was 14 years old I thought I wanted to become an anesthesiologist, but as time went on I realized that I wanted to help people with their emotional pain rather than physical pain. That led to the decision to become a therapist and coach. As the years have gone on, I've never regreted that choice.
Seeing the light dawn as the clouds clear in a relationship, at home or at work, whether it's one person, a couple, a family with children or a work partner or team is always a real joy.
I believe that when we take personal responsibility and make it our priority to create and nurture loving, healthy, fulfilling, mutually beneficial relationships in every part of our lives, then we bestow on the world and ourselves a gift of incredible positive impact. It has the power to change the course of history, of our lives, of the very fabric of our being. Life is all about relationships and the connections we make within them. What are we waiting for?
The 17th century English poet John Donne is famous for the opening quote of the poem of the same name "No man is an island." Truer words were never spoken. There may days for most of us when we at least fleetingly wish we could be an island unto ourselves, or at least live on one for a little bit, but in the end connection with our fellow human beings is what makes life worth living.
I'm committed to helping women and men build those connections within their relationships in a way that helps and fulfills all parties, while creating ripples of love for a more positive world.