Please join us in welcoming our new member Katie Mottram. Katie is an Author, Speaker, Campaign Founder, Film Producer and Project Coordinator with a background in mental health. Katie was drawn to work in the mental health field after her mother’s suicide attempt, but the negative conceptual framework led her to try to take her own…

This is the point in the year where we are saturated. The holidays are over and all of our hopes and dreams for the year have either happened or not. We have run out of time to change the history of 2018 and are left to assess where we are and move forward as individuals,…

After a light breakfast, I headed outside to sit in on the porch chair embracing my morning coffee. It was a beautiful morning with blue skies and sun. A cool breeze blew past me as I looked out into the garden and watched the hawk above me soar. My husband works in the garden more…

In the 35+ years that I have worked with women, one of the most often used words is that of “unconditional” love in describing their relationship to their most intimate lover.  Unfortunately, most of the women with whom I have worked were or are in abusive or unhealthy relationships over the course of their life.…

During these long dark nights before the new year comes, I want to invite you to take some time and go through pictures and your calendar and reflect on your year. Did you have fun? Was it filled with laughter and family and friends? Did you spend time with yourself doing self care: getting a…

Are YOU ready to be a Kinda Proud Badass? “When I see people stand fully in their truth, or when I see someone fall down, get back up, and say, ‘Damn. That really hurt, but this is important to me and I’m going in again’—my gut reaction is, ‘What a badass.’” Brene Brown Katie Mottram Do you…

Listen to Your Intuition When I was in college, I chose the adventure of doing a semester abroad in Liberia, West Africa in the Fall of 1989. I went there on a gut feeling knowing that it was the right thing for me. It was, but not in the way I expected when I chose…

One Piece of Counter-Intuitive Advice From A Relationship Coach. When your marriage no longer feels like a safe haven and you feel that you need to build resilience just to spend the weekend or downtime together, your mind goes into overdrive, looking for solutions to the problem, creating plans and strategies and generally exhausting itself.…

Suicide, a subject often misunderstood, rarely openly talked about and in many cases the cause of much pain, shame, guilt, blame and ultimately deep routed fear. Fear of what others may think, fear of a dark guilty secret getting out, fear of the world knowing you or someone close to you tried or actually did…

7 years ago Caroline underwent her own acrimonious divorce and realised that there was little or no help out there to help you through the emotional rollercoaster of divorce. You could pay a lawyer thousands to help with the legalities but what about the emotions and the loss of identity. Caroline was left in over…