What you believe creates the world.

It can be empowering to look at underlying beliefs. What do you believe about the world? I believe The world is a school. We come to learn. It’s not so much about winning or losing but about the quality of our relationships – kindness, curiosity, compassion, growth. Albert Einstein said, “The most important decision we...

Key Skills to Create Happy Relationships – 2 Upcoming Workshops

Would you like to learn the 3 Key Skills for Creating Happy Relationships? Well, Saturday is your lucky day. At noon Mountain time I’m hosting a free workshop on those Key Skills. Please join us! Saturday the 13th at noon or Tuesday the 16th at 6:30 pm Mountain Time.

12 Days of Christmas, JPYR style

Day 1 On the First Day of Christmas, I want to share with you… I would have started this yesterday but once I started celebrating with my family, I didn’t want to stop. My 2 teenage daughters, their dad, my partner, and my father all happily celebrated opening presents, food, games, and sharing time together....

Holding space is a gift and a learned skill

When we hold space, we offer a gift. It’s one of the best gifts you can offer or receive. Holding space is you being the container without judging what you contain. You are the glass but you’re not commenting on whether you are half full or half empty. You are the mixing bowl holding cookie...

Never Enough? Too Much? Both?

Too much. Not enough. Many of us ping-pong between these. Or even feel like we’re both at the same time. How can we be both too much and not enough? It’s scarcity. Scarcity is messing with your relationships even if you don’t know it. What happens when you complete the phrase “never ____ enough”? Never...

The Power of Listening

Would you like to know the secret to diffusing conflicts before they start? Being magnetic, valued, and sought after? Being confident and relaxed in social settings with friends, romantic partner(s), and co-workers?  “Yes” and a big 👍! The secret? The way you listen is the key. Here’s a real example*:  I hear a knock on my door. It’s Sam my...

Are relationships challenging you?

Are your relationships challenging? Do you wish you understood what was going on in the heads of your co-workers? Why do they say such stupid things? How about your kids? Do you wish you knew how to talk to them and have real conversations? What about your partner? Do you hate it when you get...

I teach workshops on consent, boundaries, and touch. Whether the context is for parents, business, or romance I love helping people learn to ask for what they want in clear and respectful ways. My participants are often surprised at how hard it is to ask for what they want yet also empowered once they do....

Lonely matters (to you)

It’s good to put other people first, consider how another person feels, and “get over yourself”, right? I mean, we’ve all heard that from self-help books, yoga teachers, therapists, parents, and friends. We know that being selfish is bad. Helping others is good even if it hurts. But wait. We’re also told that you can’t...

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