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.

A Wedding isn’t a Piece of Paper

It’s the month of June which invites weddings. I am saddened when I hear someone say, “A wedding is just a piece of paper.” It has inspired me, repeatedly, to describe how I view a wedding and a marriage as one of the most precious and powerful human experiences. At last, I wrote a rebuttal. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mentoring a Generation

Mentoring a Generation Connecting the Dots of Life The Artful Use of Vast Information We are starting a generation based on the artful use of vast information and the focused implementation of schooled abilities in order to build a healthy life. PURPOSE: Mentoring for Mission Mentoring a Generation’s Identity ~ MAGI. Seven Building Blocks of a Healthy Life. […]

Chill Chops! or How “Downshifts” Enrich My Marriage

I took a week off near St Petersburg, FL after presenting The Enneagram at one of the Yellow Ribbon conferences for the Army before immersing back into my life in Dallas. Small, comfy condo. Reading, writing and working out. So grateful to be typing on Jack’s iPad! Asking for visions and insights for my next […]

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. […]