On the second day of Christmas, Jerk-Proof Your Relationships gave to me this testimonial …. “I appreciate the community. I really like the group coaching calls, my peer support/listening partner, and the FB group. It’s great to be able to connect with real people while still having the flexibility of watching the videos and doing...

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....

Taking Silence as a No

When you hear crickets, what do you do? Do you assume it’s a yes? Do you assume it’s a no? Do you take it as license to do whatever you want to do until they say no? Shortcuts for avoiding #metoo and unnecessary drama Silence = noMaybe = go with no unless you want to...

Calling all engineers and geeks

I’m creating a new online course and it’s for you! Last week I signed up for Course From Scratch. Facebook advertising worked this time. It showed me an ad. I clicked. Danielle had a pre-recorded masterclass I could do as though it was live. I did it immediatly and then signed up. It’s the class...

Loneliness is real. When I had the idea for the Loneliness Cure, I thought it was a good business idea that could touch some people enough to be profitable and feel good. The more I research loneliness and the more I actually listen to the people around me, the more I see that our longing...

What Makes You, You?

Did you ever wonder how you got to be the way you are? Really, what is it that makes you you? Why do you like the foods you do or have the religion you have? Why do you know what you know and why don’t you know what you don’t know? Why do you react...

Relationships Are Challenging

Relationships are challenging. No duh, right? Relationships as a source of joy, ease, and love? Ha! Relationships as a learning ground and the best school you’ve ever gone to? HaHa! Knowing what makes the other person tick and knowing yourself? HaHaHa! And now we’re laughing like the little boy in the picture. Oh, this is...

Being With You Exactly the Way You Are

“I feel so silly,” my new client says soon after I come inside his home. He nervously makes tea while continuing, “This is a silly haircut and my beard should be fuller. Or maybe I should be clean-shaven. Have you been in Colorado long? Oh, maybe I shouldn’t ask that. Is this like therapy and...

What a Wonderful Cuddle!

Yesterday I hosted our monthly Community Cuddles event. 15 people gathered in a living room. Soft lighting. Curious conversation. Nervousness that palpably fell away as I facilitated the group through connection, consent, and listening exercises. Beautiful! Soft blankets. Soft lighting. Soft surfaces to sit and recline on. Clear boundaries. Practicing yes and no. Practicing making...

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