Pushing Upward is not a Bra. It’s a State of Mind.

What I mean by this is . . .  Pushing Upward is about pushing toward a higher state of mind. Living a life that matters. One we are proud of. At the same time, we want to have fun, stay balanced and keep our sense of humor. But, we're not...



Discover the I Ching: Is Your Future in the Coins?

Ancient Chinese Oracle Becomes Modern Day GPS: Whoever thought 3 coins could determine ones destiny, answer a question or steer one in the right direction? I never did, until I picked up the I Ching, the ancient Chinese oracle, in the early 70’s. The I Ching for those of you...



Senior Mentoring

Our Forgotten Wealth: Sandra Billings is at her wits end. She is dying to get off the endless wheel of a 9 to 5 job. She only wants to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. She needs to reduce her rent and start auditioning. But, she's stuck, confused. After consulting the...



Dying to Change

I’d like to share some thoughts about dying. Not dying in the way we think about “our last day” but dying - to become someone new. Isn’t it true, that at certain points in our life, we want nothing more than to be that butterfly – wanting to spread our...



Insights on Bulimia, Anorexia and Over Eating

I had an epiphany this morning. It was quite simple in theory, but it hit me like a ton of bricks. When we eat – other than to nourish our bodies – we start the cycle of defeat and create "Psychic Sabotage."  We start the emotional domino effect and get...



Being Positive is Not a Cliche’

These days, we are inundated with books, coaches and New Age Speakers pontificating on the importance of staying positive? My mother used to say to me, "I just want you to be happy." It sounded good when she said it, but when I wasn't happy. I thought there was something wrong...



Saying Good-bye to Nora Ephron

I didn't want to say good-bye to Nora Ephron - not just yet. I wanted to meet her in person. I wanted to thank her for her sharp dialogue and pithy remarks. I wanted to look her in the eye and tell her how much I appreciated her tightly crafted...



Are You a Positive Deviant?

A positive deviant is a person who constantly breaks the mold. It's someone who moves away from the norm, challenging themselves and others to see the world differently. They are highly passionate people with a high regard for moral and social purpose. They know there is more than one right...



FOOD: A Blessing or a Curse

For years, I couldn’t stop binging and purging. No matter how strong my will power was, the minute I felt out of control emotionally, I would eat to stuff down the feelings. No matter what dietary regime I was into, I wouldn't be able to stick to it. It drove...



My 50 Shades of Rape

Every 2 minutes, someone in the US is sexually assaulted. Each year, there are approximately 200,000 victims of sexual assault. 44% of victims are under the age of 18. 80% are under the age of 30. Approximately 2/3 of assaults are committed by someone known to the victim. 38% of...