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 […]

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 […]

The Demise of Guys?

In our concern with raising healthy boys, Dr. Philip Zimbardo’s TED.com video puts it succinctly: “So today, I want us to reflect on the demise of guys. Guys are flaming out academically; they’re wiping out socially with girls and sexually with women…I think it’s excessive Internet use in general, excessive video gaming, excessive new access […]

My Heartfelt Message to Teenagers: Seek & Explore

Adolescence, the newest research shows, is from 13 to 26+. The first Adulthood begins between 28 and 30. A mother of babies ages 1 and 3 called me this week for marriage counseling. She’s 23. Her husband, 24, called me today to cancel, he refuses – he’s not ready. They’ve been together 7 years, he’s […]

Yellow Ribbon Program for the Army to Help Marriages and Families

The last three days I have been one of the Subject Matter Experts for the new Yellow Ribbon reintegration program for soldiers returning from theater and the Families of the Fallen including those murdered at Ft. Hood. Partly, I’m inspired to give my best; partly I am drained by the intensity. Its been wonderful connecting […]

My New Website for Marriage Counseling and Individual Counseling

Welcome to my New Website for both Marriage Counseling and Individual Counseling: heathercarlile.com We’re still working on it, but it’s already packed with lots of useful information about what makes a marriage successful and how individuals can design healthy  lifestyles. As always, I’m happy to chat with you by phone about any of your concerns. […]