Self-Forgiveness in Grief

We all need a time for letting go, confessing and receiving absolution from ourselves or a healer. We are human, we make mistakes and we feel guilt, regret or resentment. Those emotions drag us down away from our optimism, hope and creativity. Having an annual ritual of letting go keeps us positive.

Reverence for Time

Reverence for Time The tender flames of passion lick the soft and infinite folds of my soul fueling outrage that neighboring beings blithely deny reverence for time. A wasp threatening the tide… the purity of life pouring, shining, roaring, thundering beauty and order. So many blind to the power tamed to the word and the […]

Hardships & Resilience: Life’s Great Teachers

Hardships & Resilience: Life’s Great Teachers PURPOSE AND MISSION: Almost all of us agree that the purpose of life on Earth is growth and service. Yet, many of us become confused about understanding how our uniqueness and our personal journey through life connect with a clear sense of purpose. One element which can add to […]

Social Evolution ~ The Cause Reveals the Solution

My reply to Wynton Marsalis’ public statement from June 6, 2020. This is my open letter to Wynton Marsalis. His commitment and clarity warrant respect. He has done his part through this articulate observation and through his creativity, art and music. And, as a writer, this is my part, my responsibility is to reply sincerely […]

Grief ~ The Dark Place in the Middle

Grief – The Place in the Middle Grieving is the place in the middle… The dark place in the cocoon… between the Old Dream and the New Dream. It is entering the darkness of the chrysalis, Where we see no light at the end, Where we can only but take the next single step. Where […]

We Have Crossed the Line

We Have Crossed the Line IMMEDIACY: When we cross the line, we immediately feel it. BUFFETING OF CHANGE: I’m sure you have felt the buffeting of change. Change always means letting go of something in order to accept something else ~ usually something better. We often forget or avoid walking the road of change completely […]

International Women’s Day 2020

We Tell the Stories When the hardships are past. When we return to our town, see and settle, in peace, we tell the stories of pain, awaken our hearts so we weep– soften and weep– inspired by empathy and validation of ordeals. We tell the stories of humanity, and walk into our story… or, the […]

Resolutions? Revolt? Renew?

It’s New Year’s Eve of 2020. DEDICATION: Yes, many will celebrate:  ~ Toast joyfully with bubbly  ~ Kiss their mates  ~ Bathe in the showers of fireworks glitter. And, they also think about making the next year better. RESOLUTIONS: They Resolve to  ~ Do the sacred release ceremonies letting go of the negative.  ~ Re-image […]

The Connection Between Stress and Disease

MIND & BODY ~ INSEPARABLE: Here, I share a brilliant and practical lecture by one of our most articulate pioneers, Dr. Gabor Maté on The Connection Between Stress and Disease. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajo3xkhTbfo This lecture was posted one week ago on August 15, 2019! I have the good fortune to be viewer number 9,163 and to give […]

2019 ~ Speaking

My NSA-NT Member Power Portrait for 2019 Heather Carlile, MA, LPC-S heathercarlile.com heather@heathercarlile.com 214-636-5889 Topics: Mentoring a Generation in five subjects. PURPOSE: Mentoring for Mission ~ ReWriting Your Future COUPLES: Mentoring for Marriage ~ Designer Marriage FAMILY: Mentoring for Parenting ~ Keeping Our Teens On Track HARDSHIPS: Mentoring for Healing ~ Knowing & Preventing OuchRage […]