Soul Shine

I had the experience yesterday of my soul shining. That’s the only way I can explain it; or the best way. Let me set the stage for you. I was in a therapy session. I initially brought up how my relationship with my partner is unfolding right now. I talked about the struggles we’ve had and how hard it has been to stay and to enjoy each other sometimes. I then said that I recently ….read on; illumination awaits….

Falling Into You: The Pull Inward As the Days Grow Darker

As the weather starts getting chilly and the days start getting darker, I feel a shift in myself. There is an intrinsic shift from focusing my energy outward to focusing my psychic energy inward. It seems to me, that the energy of spring is one of celebration and outward expression. Most people start to go outside more and spend days in the sun,  in the water, on beaches and mountains. We have more contact with ….read on; illumination awaits….

The Body’s Role in Empowerment

What is the body’s role in empowerment? I think to answer that question, we first have to define what empowerment is. Empower is a verb and from Merriam Webster’s dictionary, the definition is “to give official authority or legal power to or to promote the self-actualization of or influence of.” Given that definition, women’s empowerment is when we give power or authority to women or to ourselves and therefore our bodies. I remember the first ….read on; illumination awaits….

The Value of Gentle Fierceness

Gentle fierceness, this is my specialty. Over the years I’ve gotten a lot of feedback about my presence in groups, individually, with clients and co-workers. All this feedback has sounded similar. Erin, you have gentle power or gentle fierceness or something to that effect. It’s my nature and for that, I’m thankful. It’s part of my personality and a piece of myself that I share with clients. This quality is an integral part of my ….read on; illumination awaits….

The Body is a Vehicle for Spirit

It is my belief that the body is the vehicle for our spirit. Some of you may think, what does that even mean? What is our spirit? Spirit can be defined as indestructible energy, awareness or life force. The body encapsulates this energy. This idea became evident to me during a time in my life that I began to uncover childhood traumas and was seeking out professionals beyond mainstream therapy and medicine. I had an ….read on; illumination awaits….