Executing Resilience While A Parent is Dying Their Way

What I Learned on the First Day of Jupiter Retrograde in Scorpio My father had his first chemo treatment today. I’ve come a long way in a week. When my stepmother (who also had chemotherapy two years ago for acute myeletic leukemia) told me that my father decided to go ahead with the chemo because the oncologist felt it was the best treatment for his bone cancer, I was very upset with the oncologist.…READ MORE

What I Learned From Vittorio De Sica About Change

  Last night I went to this amazing theatre in San Francisco called The Castro where they were doing a retrospective on Vittorio De Sica’s greatest four films.  Twenty years ago, a friend who was an independent filmmaker told me that De Sica had made this amazing film that won the Oscar for best foreign film in 1972 called The Garden of the Finzi-Contini and that if I ever had the opportunity to see it on a big screen to make sure I caught it.…READ MORE

Five Tips for the Stay at Home Mom Re-entering the Workplace

Dr. Toni was recently interviewed on ABC’s View from the Bay in San Francisco. The following is a link to the show and an outline of the five tips are written below. http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=view_from_the_bay/everything_else&id=7448452  Conquering mom’s phobia of re-entering the workplace. Stay at home moms are now being called to get extra income given the economy and often fear what going back to work will do.…READ MORE

Reinventing Valentine’s Day

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love. ~Tom Robbins Valentine’s Day can bring up such triggers for women and perhaps a few gay men. For most of the rest of the population ( straight men) it is completely insignificant unless they have a partner and will have hell to pay if they forget this holiday.…READ MORE

Is Being a Good Samaritan An Evolutionary Mandate?

  In the course of 24 hours, one friend and one client shared with me stories of what happens when you reach out to a complete stranger in need, even when it means you’ll be late for your next appointment. The first story began a few weeks ago.…READ MORE

Procrastination-Is it an Addiction or a Habit?

Last night I was interviewed on Tom Cox’s radio show “Tom on Leadership” on the subject of procrastination. It got a huge response. My newsletter “Dr. Toni’s Five Minute Tips” also got a huge response so am including it here in my blog as well Tom’s blog which includes his summary of the four speakers on the subject.…READ MORE

Anger and Depression – The Evil Twins or Maybe Not?

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I have not lived.” Henry Thoreau (1817-1862) I took August off to recharge my batteries.…READ MORE

Michael Jackson/Peter Pan: A Cautionary Tale For Us All

The topic of this week’s five minute tip is “Celebrating Aging”. I have resisted writing about Michael Jackson. Not because I didn’t have my own opinions about what really killed him but it seemed so opportunistic to weigh in when so much has already been said.…READ MORE

Discovering Your Passion in Tough Economic Times

  “Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” Napoleon Hill I The topic of this week’s five minute tip is “Vision”. In the best of times, many people find it difficult to aspire for a life that means risking whatever financial security they have.…READ MORE