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"I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom."  Clarissa Pinkola Estes


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The Pearl Oyster

January 17, 2018

The Beauty of Change                                                                                         1/28/18

Pearls are beautiful, but they don't start out that way. They start as a grain of sand or other small bit of 'not supposed to be here' that finds it's way into an oyster. 

This little grain causes pain and suffering for the shell.

As much as the oyster might like the grain to go away, it realizes that struggling won't make it go away. Slowly the oyster begins to surround the grain of sand with warmth and love. The sand begins to soften and grow, eventually turning into a beautiful pearl. Not only has the suffering ceased, but the oyster has gained great wealth and value.

Like the oyster, I have learned a simple truth; that if we wrap our challenges with patience, warmth and love, we can transform our lives to hold great value and meaning. We do this by growing our own inner pearls; our precious inner strength, courage, self-compassion and intelligence.

My passion is helping adolescents, adults, couples and families find peace, comfort and empowering solutions within the mental, physical, and emotional consequences of chronic health issues, trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, identity, and grief.

Allow me to help you connect with your inner strength and wisdom. We can work together to move you to where you really want to be.

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