Do You need Some Dream Therapy?

In my latest Hypnotherapy class called Dream Therapy I learned the importance of sleep and dreams. We really got into the nitty gritty of the why’s and how’s of it. I’m excited to share a bit of what I learned. I think you will find it eye opening! Every night when the sun goes down…

Happy to be Hapa

Hapa is a slang term used to describe someone that is half Caucasian and something else. Usually the other half is Phillippino, Hawaiian or any other Pacific Islander. Growing up in Southern Orange County is pretty colorless. Being white myself I never really took notice. Until I married my Philippino husband and we had Hapa kids.…

Where is the Balance in Moving?!

Where is the Balance in Moving?! The height of the boxes almost cover the windows. Newspapers swallow up the dinning room table. “Where is this, where is that?” The family yells. Every time I turn a corner dust bunnies the size of tennis balls are lying in wait to pounce on me. This chaotic picture…

Are You Somatized?

Are You Somatized? This is the direct definition of Somatized in my hypnotherapy school: Too much stress in the brain that can’t be vented out so it goes somewhere in the body to be vented  out later. Or it can manifest later as symptoms. Have you ever been going along quite nicely with your life, or…

Grateful For Mothers

Yesterday was Mothers Day. Having a preteen and teen daughters, I really didn’t expect much. I know that sounds terrible but if you live with teens you know exactly what I mean. I’m happy to report I was wrong. It wasn’t that my family had all this extravagant fanfare planned. On the contrary. They packed…

The Teeter Totter of Life

This month’s theme of Balance at our center came at a perfect time in our families’ life. We are in the process of moving and looking for a new place to live, staying in the same town. Our two girls are old enough to have a say, or an opinion at least. Which makes things even…

Matsiko!

Matsiko in Africa means Hope. And that’s just what these kids brought to our sleepy little Village by the Sea. The Matsiko World Orphan Choir rolled into San Clemente on Thursday afternoon April 25th. Their two day stay was brief but also powerful and life changing. Our family opened our home and hearts to three…

Not Acting Your Age!

Tanya and Don Tanya and Don are my aunt and uncle. They are about as close to being my parents as you can get. At ages 66 and 67 years old they just won’t act their age! This weekend down in beautiful Mission Bay in San Diego they competed in The International Championship Triathlon. With…

Do You Suffer From Woundology?

Do you suffer from Woundology? In the book, “Anatomy of Spirit”by Caroline Myss, PHD, she explains woundology this way. “Our culture has become therapeutically fluent by creating a language of intimacy. We now use the revelation and exchange of our wounds as the substance of our conversation as the glue that binds a relationship. We…