Poverty Makes a Pitiful Prison

Poverty is a Pitiful Prison Please, don’t worry, I don’t need your pity for me, Really,  I’m free. Yes, I’m poor now. Just the money can’t matter to people like me. It’s “the root of all evil” for the heartless you see.   We survive scarcity and we stand with our pride. If we scrimp, […]

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 […]

Fun for Families

Family Activities Recipes I’m on the quest for family activities recipes. Here are some trusted sources: books, websites and organizations. If you have more ideas for me, I would be delighted to share them and add them to my list. Just email me at heather@heathercarlile.com. Thank you! Here are two books which are loaded with […]

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 Daily Show Interviews Heather Carlile

Heather Carlile is a therapist, a master teacher and a writer. Her private practice, focuses on individuals, couples and family counseling. She uses the Enneagram personality styles, helps dropouts to find themselves, companions the grieving and offers mentoring for change in Dallas, TX. She has two comprehensive courses: “ReWriting Your Future” and the “Gift Getaway […]