Wherever you go, there you are!

As I get settled here in my new home in Portugal, I’m establishing my Emotional Liberation practice as well.  It’s been fascinating to meet others who, like me, have also undertaken the Big Move to another country – whether it’s from the U.S. or other English speaking countries like Australia, South Africa and Britain (as well as … Read more

You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Loves You?!

Those old crooners Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra reinforced the myth way back when in the song: “You’re nobody ’til somebody loves you … So find yourself somebody to love.”  This upcoming Valentine’s week is a good reminder that that song and countless others like it – from most genres: rock, country-western, pop, jazz, the blues … Read more

6 ways to sharpen your emotional maturity

The bedrock of emotional maturity is learning, as I am fond of saying: “to surf the waves of uncertainty with grace and perseverance.” In order to do this we must be able to efficiently process the triggering emotions that arise when someone does or says something — or an errant thought arises that upsets us.

The joy of fading outer beauty

Last week was my birthday – it’s on Christmas eve so I play 3rd fiddle to Baby Jesus and Santa. It’s fine, I’m in good company. On this birthday for some reason what popped up for me was: “How far I’ve come!” I reveled in a personal celebration of the achievement of just being me.

How Can I Use Cannabis Like Ayahuasca?

“Hey Becca … what’s the best way I can use Cannabis to make it similar to a ayahuasca ceremony? Can I use the Cannabis and make a similar setting as if it was a ceremony by myself at home?” – Steven V.   Dear Steven,  You don’t say what country you’re in or where you’ve … Read more

Difficult Emotions Will Set You Free (If Only You Listen)

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No cannabis for Vets: a crying shame

Currently a U.S. military vet who is in chronic pain, or is emotionally broken (often with post-traumatic stress disorder), or is dealing with other serious medical issues, is not allowed through the Veterans Health Administration to have access to medical cannabis. 

Ego death: the pain and beauty

Every day I slip a “vest” harness on my little dog, Sawyer. He looks forward to it because it means he’s going for his walk – and like most dogs, he loves his walks! But early on, as an abused rescue who was kept in a cage, Sawyer didn’t have the slightest idea of what I was doing.

Scared of a tough conversation?

Elaine needed to talk to her partner about a touchy issue that kept coming up in their relationship. She was scared to have the conversation. In the past, she’d just shut-up and suck it up – or be very wishy-washy in how she conveyed the information.