There’s only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.

~Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist


If you are experiencing an emotional crisis  and you are having thoughts of harming yourself or ending your life  STOP and call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.  You can also call the 24 hours crisis line.

Crisis Clinic 24-HOUR CRISIS LINE:
Local 206-461-3222
866-4-CRISIS (866-427-4747)

The 24-Hour Crisis Line provides immediate help to individuals, families and friends of people in emotional crisis. We can help you determine if you or your loved one needs professional consultation and we can link you to the appropriate services. We are a primary source for linking Seattle-King County residents to emergency mental health services. Help is just a phone call away. Call us now!


Here are some of my favorite reads and books that I highly recommend to my friends and clients.img_4714

Staying Strong 365 days a year by Demi Lovato:  Demi Lovato is an outspoken advocate for young people.  This  book offers daily inspirations with mindful intentions of setting daily goals for each day of the year.  It is an inspirational read for everyone at any age.

Daring Greatly by Dr. Brene brown: Book on vulnerability, courage and authenticity.  “This book encourages us to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly and courageously”.  Discussing shame, blame, guilt and how it affects our work, our families and our world. It encourages us to “dare greatly” without armouring up so we can reveal our true selves without shame and start living authentic lives with clear purpose and meaning.

Love warrior:  A  book about vulnerability By Glennon Doyle Melton:  “The Love Warrior, is the story of one marriage, but it is also the story of the healing that is possible for any of us when we refuse to settle for good enough and begin to face pain and love head-on.“

Self Compassion: The proven power of being kind to yourself by Dr. Kristin Neff:  This is an  easy read by Dr. Kristin Neff.  “This book offers exercises and action plans for dealing with every emotionally debilitating struggle that we may be faced with in our daily lives.   Be it parenting, weight loss, or any of the numerous trials of everyday living.”

Think and Grow Rich for Women by Sharon Lechter:   Sharon Lechter is a women of inspiration. Her book explores how we can “trade in the life-work balance guilt trip for the pursuit of ONE BIG LIFE filled with love, family, satisfaction and success.” Great read for women who want to invigorate creativity and grow on every level.

The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu: “Each of us has a deep need to forgive and to be forgiven. After much reflection on the process of forgiveness, Tutu has seen that there are four important steps to healing: Admitting the wrong and acknowledging the harm; Telling one’s story and witnessing the anguish; Asking for forgiveness and granting forgiveness; and renewing or releasing the relationship. Forgiveness is hard work. Sometimes it even feels like an impossible task. But it is only through walking this fourfold path that Tutu says we can free ourselves of the endless and unyielding cycle of pain and retribution.”

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