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By October 16th the Full Moon will have risen in Aries tightly conjunct Uranus. There is good potential to unexpectedly set fire to the past. When this kind of energy erupts, you have a choice. You can see things one way or you might consider another.  Mind letting this kind of energy hijack your good sense about who you really are and who you really want to be.

Do you want to burn down the house and everything with it? Or would you like to burn through your own resistance and rise like a phoenix from the ashes?  What do you want to do when you see someone else fired up?  What happens when you witness the melt down of another?

Where is your anger these days? Anger is the most misunderstood of the emotions. It is the emotional experience that has been grossly distorted.  It’s healthy vibration has been shamed into submission, rendering the free will impaired and obliged to sometimes do something other than what we may think is “right.” If you were free to do what you really wanted to do, what would you do? Could you allow the vibration of anger (the truth to defend the reason to exist) to transform your reality from one of burden to one of possibility?  It only takes a little, it is a mighty powerful vibration. Just a dab will do you.

For clarification, I am not referring to the constructed cultural definition of anger. The one you were likely raised on. The one that you were taught is “bad.” That one that is a distortion of the truth of anger and is constructed out of a surplus of unexpressed anger. When anger goes unexpressed, it can not be utilized and instead is stored. A store of anger will eventually become burdensome and like all burdens, it will find a release.  It will seep out sideways and present as passive aggression or it will blow your top off in an explosion of rage.  But when expressed as it is incited and not stored,  the vibration of anger is dynamic, directive, and protective.

Can you believe in transcendence?  Can you think it may be possible to shift your reality through intentional living?  Can you consider that to be fully alive requires a smidgen of the afore mentioned fiery vibration, the one that declares, “It is perfectly fine for me to live a wholesome life.”

This week, consider rebelling against your past beliefs. Think about what other options you might have. Feel what it is like to think about living with intention. Be as alive as you (already) are. Feel the desire to be more of what you already are. Open up to the natural laws and spiritual beliefs that declare you valuable as an intricate part of something greater than yourself. See if you can think that if you are a part of a whole, you are whole in the part you play.  What does that feel like?  A little fire in the belly?


In the midst of what you see as problematic, it can be difficult to recognize the opportunities. I can help you discover a new way of thinking that will assist you in managing and negotiating life’s obstacles. You will find that this new way of thinking provides you opportunities that you hadn’t previously noticed as well as affords you the confidence and desire to live your life in the driver’s seat.

Tami Satterfield, MSW, LCSW-C, NBCCH, HTP is a licensed psychotherapist who practices solution-oriented healing from a deep ecological perspective. Her specialities include hypnosis for anxiety, performance, and creativity. Sessions on-line or in Boulder, Colorado include cutting edge brain therapies that will change the way you think. Learn more at attentiontoliving.com

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What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and throw a lasso around it and pull it down. You can have the moon. The moon, a pony, what are we talking about here? Are we talking about what you want or are we talking about what you fantasize about wanting.

Hm, big difference.

This week is a good time to sort some things out, especially where the desire for love is concerned. Remember love? The truth of love is way bigger than the moon. It has a far greater reach then the child within you ever imagined, and yet love can be as easy eating candy.

The Moon and Venus are conjunct in Scorpio and trine Neptune in Pisces while Pluto is in Capricorn. Let this aspect support an interesting perspective as you consider your heart’s desire. Notice your typically fixed pattern of behavior in response to the stimuli of “love.” Is your response driven by your sensitivity? Is it something you can feel right now? Or is it more motivated by your practicality? Is it something you think about?

Does it compel you into a mental and emotional frenzy around the acquisition of it?  Some might say this could feel like walking a tight rope. And some might think that this compulsion threatens them with a fall from grace. And you know what happens when a person thinks they will fall.

This week, bridge the gap between what you think, feel, and desire. How can you bring the three experience together in a way that is useful to you?  It might go something like this:

I want to feel connected.  I want to feel like I belong where I am. I know that feeling. I think it is useful and it compels me to seek it out, finding a thread of it here and length of it there. Pretty soon my instinct for roping it in is pretty good.

Sort it out. What do you want? What do you fantasize about? Can you make them come into balance?


In the midst of what you see as problematic, it can be difficult to recognize the opportunities. I can help you discover a new way of thinking that will assist you in managing and negotiating life’s obstacles. You will find that this new way of thinking provides you opportunities that you hadn’t previously noticed as well as affords you the confidence and desire to live your life in the driver’s seat.

Tami Satterfield, MSW, LCSW-C, NBCCH, HTP is a licensed psychotherapist who practices solution-oriented healing from a deep ecological perspective. Her specialities include hypnosis for anxiety, performance, and creativity. Sessions on-line or in Boulder, Colorado include cutting edge brain therapies that will change the way you think. Learn more at attentiontoliving.com

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Freud proposed that we, the dreamer, are all the players in our dreams. Each player representing a different part of the self, demonstrating to us our internal workings around a particular problem. You don’t have to wait to dream to reveal to yourself the ways you might be defending against yourself.

We have a full Moon lunar eclipse in Pisces on Friday with Mars in Sagittarius squaring the Sun and the Moon. The plot of that story goes something like this:

A person begins something new that is meant to expand their “love” horizon. Now before you think this post is not for you because you are not looking to expand your love horizons, let me respectfully correct you. We are all always looking for love. Remember the 6 different kinds of love that compose the vibration of love?  If you need a refresher, click here.  And now back to our story.

A person begins something new in order to expand their love connection.  A new way of thinking will likely be the foundation that the person will lean into while building the new thing that is intended to provide them with an expanded love connection. (If you are confused as to why the foundation of a new beginning requires a change in thinking, see me after class.) So the person is beginning anew, and the person imagines that this anew will provide them meaningful structure to their life. The way a relationship to anyone or anything can do – even a relationship with your self. But in this story the person struggles to prevail. They are caught between what seems like common sense and what seems like desire. Seem familiar?

Who are you in this story? Are you the main character, the one struggling to prevail over the deception of the antagonist?  Or are you the antagonist, the one fueling the battle between common sense and desire? Could you be the character of influence, the fool, the one who challenges, but ultimately supports the main character’s strife? Are you a sidekick, a good old pal, but just along for the ride? How might you be working against yourself in the story line and how might that be aiding you?  Rest assured that there is some faction of yourself fighting you. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, after all dissension in a group can affirm that a decision was made with all the information and not just the information you wanted to see.

Write down what you are wanting to create. Then list your struggles to prevail, noting with each struggle the considerations to common sense and desire. Now, cast yourself in all the parts. Any victims or martyrs lurking beneath?  Are there any super heros?  Are there roles that are indifferent to the struggle, but interested in the journey?  How does this story best resolve itself if the main character succeeds and feels satisfied about their success?  Might the story take an expected turn of events?

During the Full Moon, let your main character throw a spotlight on your fears and insecurities and look to your unconscious mind to bring out other parts of yourself to help you overcome the adversity you might be facing. Let this be an opportunity to marry your beliefs to your desires in a way that you can journey forward in your own story.  This full moon, forgive yourself for being human and seemingly falling short of your dreams.  It is never to late to edit!


In the midst of what you see as problematic, it can be difficult to recognize the opportunities. I can help you discover a new way of thinking that will assist you in managing and negotiating life’s obstacles. You will find that this new way of thinking provides you opportunities that you hadn’t previously noticed as well as affords you the confidence and desire to live your life in the driver’s seat.

Tami Satterfield, MSW, LCSW-C, NBCCH, HTP is a licensed psychotherapist who practices solution-oriented healing from a deep ecological perspective. Her specialities include hypnosis for anxiety, performance, and creativity. Sessions on-line or in Boulder, Colorado include cutting edge brain therapies that will change the way you think. Learn more at attentiontoliving.com

 

 

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A friend told me about a dream she had where she was attending schooling of some sort and had fallen behind in her studies. In the dream, she missed over a week of instruction and felt dreadful. She told her friends tearfully, in the dream, that she believed she would never catch up. No one seemed to care. This made her feel even more dreadful, and she began to have a great longing. In the dream she thought she would die of a broken heart for feeling so left behind.

The Moon will leave Scorpio and enter Jupiter where it will join the Sun, Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Neptune and Chiron on Wednesday. Things from the past may rise up out of the surreal. But don’t underestimate your unconscious mind. It is a powerful source of intelligence. Let your ego step aside in all the catching up this short week may inspire. Don’t fight it. Instead make the things you think or the lessons you are learning big and bright like writing on a wall in neon spray paint. Go with the flow. Street art is a thing.

Cast side your assumptions and see what you can learn. Like my friend, you might learn that you long not to be left behind. Don’t make it more homework then it needs to be. Sometimes catching up means letting go of the idea of work and just getting the job done. My advice to my friend? Forget about your grade and just join in.


In the midst of what you see as problematic, it can be difficult to recognize the opportunities. I can help you discover a new way of thinking that will assist you in managing and negotiating life’s obstacles. You will find that this new way of thinking provides you opportunities that you hadn’t previously noticed as well as affords you the confidence and desire to live your life in the driver’s seat.

Tami Satterfield, MSW, LCSW-C, NBCCH, HTP is a licensed psychotherapist who practices solution-oriented healing from a deep ecological perspective. Her specialities include hypnosis for anxiety, performance, and creativity. Sessions on-line or in Boulder, Colorado include cutting edge brain therapies that will change the way you think. Learn more at attentiontoliving.com

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Mercury went retrograde this week and I am already having issues with communication.  I understood tht Mercury was going retrograde.  I saw it on my calendar and very matter of factly I thought, “Okay, so this is going to happen and now I am prepared.” And, like white on rice, and, as sure as the day is long, there was trouble.  It started first with my email correspondances, expanded to other aspects of my Comcast service, and then progressed into my communication with a human being at Comcast.  I was surprised at how I felt by the end of the day.  I figured that since I had thought about the retrograde, I wouldn’t feel so much about what might occur during the retrograde. Afterall, I had thought about it. Silly me.

I understand that a human being thinks between 40,000 – 70,000 thoughts a day. I understand that those very thoughts inform the emotions that a human being experiences. I understand that those emotional experiences inform a human being’s physiology.  I understand that a human being’s physiology inspires their reality. I understand it, but sometimes I don’t know it.

Hmm, pause for consideration.

The difference between understanding something and knowing it is profound. Understanding something requires the acquisition of information in order to arrange it into a logical sequence that can then be determined reasonable. So, it is true that I do understand the scientific, as well as the practical applications of the above described process. But sometimes I don’t “know” it. Sometimes I forget to live my life alive in my body, and instead I think my way through my life as if it is a reasonable journey in my head. That is when there is trouble.

We are shifting today into a Sun, Saturn, Neptune square. What does that mean? It means that if you are the betting kind, you can bet that my ego has better than 50/50 odds of getting in my way.

Now, this has never happened to me before. My ego has never gotten the best of me.  I have never thought I knew exactly how something would go, and then lived like my reasoning was the God’s honest truth. I mean, I am always a very thoughtful person. I am sure that earlier this week when the Comcast service wouldn’t work and it became clear that I would have to call Comcast, that I understood that it would be a long drawn-out battle of wits regarding the trouble. And I understood all of that even before I punched the number in my phone.  I understood that there would be a prompt for my personal information that would be repeated by an operator and then again repeated by the person of higher authority that I would be transferred to 20 minutes into the call. I understood all of that. I did. I understood the reality of my life the instance my service faultered.  I understood everything.

But did I know?  Did I feel my anxiety at the first indication of trouble and allow my brain with my body to process that anxiety?  Did I feel the steady rise of my blood pressure through out the 40 minute call and allow my brain with my body to process my anger?  Did I feel the heartfelt sadness that inspired ruminating thoughts about Comcast well past the restoration of my service and allow my brain with my body to process the sorrow of a break in communication?  Nope.  I sure didn’t.  I was in my head where I think I know everything, but I really know nothing.

I was in my head where I think too much about thinking about it.  I was in my head where I pay little attention to how I feel. If I had paid attention to my thoughts and my feelings, I would have known that without more consciousness, the call would likely be tough.  I would have known that without more consciousness, the call could be just as I thought it to be.  If I had paid better attention to what I thought, how I emoted, and the sensations in my body, I may have known that I was already well into playing my part in creating a dissatisfactory experience for myself.  The experience where I think, “this is trouble,” then I feel afraid, then I think “this won’t go well,” then I feel angry, then I act defensively, then I think repeatedly, “is it me or is it them?” and then I feel sad and disconnected. If I had known more information instead of only thinking I understood, I might have known that it was in my best interest to shift into a more comfortable position before getting on that Comcast bus.

Moving forward: 1. Mind your nevers and always. 2. Mind the size of your britches – just because you think it, doesn’t make it real. 3. Let yourself feel the way you feel. 4. Trust that there is a wealth of information in your emotions and sensations in your body.  5. Let your thoughts, emotions, and sensations in your body show you more then you think.

Go ahead.  Know more than you think you do?  Now what do you want to do about your call to Comcast?

Note for those of you waiting in line at the Love Shack:
I am pulling double duty on this one and if you want you can too. Are you working Operation Love? If so, re-read this through the lens of love and have the Greeks by your side. What perceived notions do you have about yourself concerning love? Do you believe them? Are they real or do you believe (think) they are real? Now, forget about what you think. What do you feel about what the Greek Chorus has to say? Now what do you know?


In the midst of what you see as problematic, it can be difficult to recognize the opportunities. I can help you discover a new way of thinking that will assist you in managing and negotiating life’s obstacles. You will find that this new way of thinking provides you opportunities that you hadn’t previously noticed as well as affords you the confidence and desire to live your life in the driver’s seat.

Tami Satterfield, MSW, LCSW-C, NBCCH, HTP is a licensed psychotherapist who practices solution-oriented healing from a deep ecological perspective. Her specialities include hypnosis for anxiety, performance, and creativity. Sessions on-line or in Boulder, Colorado include cutting edge brain therapies that will change the way you think. Learn more at attentiontoliving.com

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I am getting this out early this week to give you plenty of time to find the thing that supports you. The moon is in Taurus and that is something you can count on. Like the steady pull of gravity, sometimes something so strong and reliable can feel like a drag, but you’ve gotta admit that you are glad it is there.

Whatever you find your reliable thing to be, your job, your neighbor, your cat, your family, your creativity, your history, whatever it is, take this week to see it through the lens of love. If you need, you can refer to my post called Love after the Neptune fog clears. The Greeks defined love in terms of 6 kinds of love.  Use the coming universal weather to help you deepen your understanding of love.

With the moon in Taurus let yourself lean into something that clearly supports you and then see how many of the Greek aspects of love you can experience in this thing. Enjoy what you learn. Feel the truth of it. In a short time we will experience the mutable T-square that includes the Sun, Venus, Mercury and Jupiter in Virgo. Remember the movie One flew over the cuckoos nest? Now is the time to get ahead of your Nurse Ratched, mind the lessons from Mr. McMurphy and consider that the artist Rene Magritte asks you to consider things may not be what they seem to be.


In the midst of what you see as problematic, it can be difficult to recognize the opportunities. I can help you discover a new way of thinking that will assist you in managing and negotiating life’s obstacles. You will find that this new way of thinking provides you opportunities that you hadn’t previously noticed as well as affords you the confidence and desire to live your life in the driver’s seat.

Tami Satterfield, MSW, LCSW-C, NBCCH, HTP is a licensed psychotherapist who practices solution-oriented healing from a deep ecological perspective. Her specialities include hypnosis for anxiety, performance, and creativity. Sessions on-line or in Boulder, Colorado include cutting edge brain therapies that will change the way you think. Learn more at attentiontoliving.com

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Here we go!  Into the wild yonder of the full moon in Aquarius and never mind that Aquarius is known to march to the beat of it’s own drum.  For the most part, this will (eventually) feel pretty darn clean, despite it involving Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune!  With all that pressure building, something is bound to get sorted out and put away.

“Okay, so that is confusing,” you might be saying, and you might just want to know is this a good thing or not?  I have been known to say, “It is not good or bad.  It just is.”  We have all been distracted by the endless distraction of what we thought was a reality only to discover it was a reflection mirrored back to us.  Did you ever position yourself between two mirrors and witness the infinite reflections of yourself, each looking exactly like you, but still never being you?

To Tell The Truth was a television game show that centered around the discovery of which one of the three guests was who they said they were.  The two imposters were allowed to lie in answering the panelists questions, but the real deal was sworn to speak the truth. Often, more was learned by what wasn’t said then what was.

What do you tell yourself about who you are?  What are you leaving out?  Why do you own some things and not others?  You might be surprised that you may not be giving yourself what you are due concerning the infinite expression of yourself.  You might be deceiving yourself and others about the wealth of who you are.

Tonight, when you put your head on the pillow, imagine the moon full and see if you can march with her to the beat of your own drum.  In the morning, the sun will come up and whether you walk in your shoes or someone else’s it is okay to walk your walk.


In the midst of what you see as problematic, it can be difficult to recognize the opportunities. I can help you discover a new way of thinking that will assist you in managing and negotiating life’s obstacles. You will find that this new way of thinking provides you opportunities that you hadn’t previously noticed as well as affords you the confidence and desire to live your life in the driver’s seat.

Tami Satterfield, MSW, LCSW-C, NBCCH, HTP is a licensed psychotherapist who practices solution-oriented healing from a deep ecological perspective. Her specialities include hypnosis for anxiety, performance, and creativity. Sessions on-line or in Boulder, Colorado include cutting edge brain therapies that will change the way you think. Learn more at attentiontoliving.com

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What’s love got to do with it? Well Tina, just about everything. Saturn turns direct tomorrow while squaring Venus in Virgo. You can pretend you already know everything there is to know about love or you can be inspired to learn more. As that Neptune fog has been clearing this week, some things have become clear. I just heard from another healer who said her client expressed a great deal of clarity on an issue and then at the close of their session, proceeded to walk head on and smack-dab into a glass door!  Talk about shattering her illusions!

It is all about relationships right now and remember that relationships include all relationships- to yourself, to others, to your cat, to your garden, to your computer. They all start with you. If you examine each of them, even briefly, you may notice a common thread. Not seeing this common thread can be like running into a crystal clear wall.  You don’t know what you are up against until you hit it. Check that thread out, that fine line of common distinction is like the DNA of your relationship intellignence.

According to the Greeks there are 6 kinds of love. Eros love is equivillant to our concept of sexual passion and wild desire. Like in the old movies where he can’t contain himself any longer and he grabs her almost violently and kisses her long and hard. Today, in a court of law that might be considered assault.  But it is notion many of us were raised on.  The Greeks thought the idea of falling madly in love was dangerous and produced an irrational state of being. Is it clear to you that if you desire to fall madly in love that you may relinquish judgement? Are you running into that now?

Philia love is that deep, foundational friendship that develops when you have endured together and come out the other side feeling safe enough to share your deepest thoughts and feelings. It provides you strength to move forward with support and in collaboration. All for one and one for all. Can you see this in your life?

Ludus is that love connection that comes in flirtation. It is playful and verges on something dangerous, but falls short of any risk. It can feel thrilling, reminding you of all the possibilities in being alive. How much of your life do you see through this window or have you drawn the blinds to it?

Agape love is that universal loving kindness. The recognition that all sentient and non-sentient beings deserve respect. It is a love that understands a greater perspective. Can you witness that in your life or are you always looking at things under a microscope?

Pragma love is for the long haul and is experienced in time and over time. It requires patience and compassion. It favors growth and evolution. It arrives in the creation of something useful. Can you visualize what you are creating now and see what it will come to be in the future? Can you see how what you are creating is fashioned in love?

And now last, but far from least, there is Philautia love. It is that love that is for self, but is not selfish. Philautia love allows you to see yourself as a part of something larger then yourself. Philautia love understands the logic in self-love.  That if you are a part of something greater, in order to express love to the greater part, you must express it to yourself first. Without Philautia you can not express any form of love. Self-love is the foundation that the experience of receiving love is built upon.It isn’t possible to nurture the varieties of love or utilize the many sources of love without the experience of self-love first.

Do you regret the payments on your version of a fully loaded sports car that made you feel sexy? How do you reconcil that? Can you fall madly in love and still wake up in the morning feeling good? If your greatest friend in your life is your version of a Golden Retriever, is that okay? Can a human’s best friend inspire flirtation that may lead to dancing the night away, followed by waking up in the morning ready to tackle that new group project at work? Can you love your self enough to yes and no for the better good of yourself and others?  And what about technology, do you love to hate your computer, your phone, Facebook? Are you stuck in those kinds polarities in other places in your life?  Are you attracting opposites that are complimentary and bring balance, or do they remain polarized and work against each other?  Does the way you practice expressing love color the way you see love?

Love is more then you might think it is. Love is in the air. It is there for the taking. It is free and abundant. You might already be running smack-dab into it. Love is fun. Love is silly. Love feels good. Go ahead and shatter any illusions or delusions you have about love. Wake up and smell the coffee.  Come in out of the rain.  Notice the fog has lifted.  Free yourself to experience the breadth of love. Come and get your love.


In the midst of what you see as problematic, it can be difficult to recognize the opportunities. I can help you discover a new way of thinking that will assist you in managing and negotiating life’s obstacles. You will find that this new way of thinking provides you opportunities that you hadn’t previously noticed as well as affords you the confidence and desire to live your life in the driver’s seat.

Tami Satterfield, MSW, LCSW-C, NBCCH, HTP is a licensed psychotherapist who practices solution-oriented healing from a deep ecological perspective. Her specialities include hypnosis for anxiety, performance, and creativity. Sessions on-line or in Boulder, Colorado include cutting edge brain therapies that will change the way you think. Learn more at attentiontoliving.com

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We are over the new moon now, or, as Pink Floyd sang in 1973, the dark side of the moon. Now is a good time to take care with your communications. In fact, with the influence of Virgo you might even say it is critical. Let Neptune help you connect to your intuition and communicate what you might be scared of admitting.

Lately, much has been coming up around relationships. This can be a time that a lot of us are renegotiating those silent agreements that we have made with others. All relationships are based on agreements, but those most troublesome are the agreements that we do not voice. The ones we make unconsciously tend to more binding for us.

Let me take a minute to talk a little bit about loyalty. It is a good time to investigate your own loyalties as we head into the influence of Leo. Loyalty is a virtue, right? Josiah Royce suggests that loyalty is, “the heart of all the virtues, the central duty amongst all the duties.” He proposes, acording to Wikipedia, that it is the basic moral principle from which all other principles are derived.  He goes on to say that loyalty is “the willing and ongoing devotion of a person to a cause that it is not merely a casual interest, but a wholehearted commitment to the cause.”

Wow, sounds good. Basic moral principle, wholehearted commitment, that is good stuff, right?  But I would like you to consider how you might be wired to interpret loyalty.  Within your DNA you may carry the understanding of the word loyalty as it first relaties to the litteral and collective agreement of servitude between a King and his dutiful people. In that first loyalty there was no room for dispute, or even disagreement. If you haven’t done an update recently on loyalty, it may still be programmed in your cognitive brain as a dutiful agreement to something that is NOW in the past. Remember the present is constantly slipping into the past as it proceeds into the future. So any loyalty you have is an agreement to the past.

Now it is fine to be loyal.  In fact, it may be helpful, but my point is that it is only serviceable to the greater good when it is made and kept through your free will.  In other words, it is only useful to the greater good if you want to be loyal.  Consider that loyalty is an abstract quality that may not be physically possible and is more serviceable when viewed as a state of mind or attitude. Any agreements you make are best served from a good attitude or state of mind that includes your free will, and is free of suggestions that compel your behavior.

Right now the universal weather, in the ethers and on planet Earth, is ripe for renegotiation of relationships. Those with yourself, with people, with creatures, with the planet, with your past, with your future.  You name it and you have good support right now for renegotiation. It doesn’t have to be us and them.  We don’t necessarily have to fight change.

Use this time well. Communicate clearly using an assertive communication style. Express your thoughts when you are clear how they resonate with your emotions. Do they match? Or are there inconsistencies in what you think and what you emote? Are you not sure what you emote? What does your body tell you through it’s sensations? Are you sick to your stomach, is you heart racing ahead? Get to the bottom of the inconsistencies? What have you agreed to that undermines your basic sense of self? When you know these answers, you will know the foundation of the problem.  And you will likely have arrived at some past loyalty that no longer serves your best interest or the best interest of those around you.

Get some perspective. Can you ground yourself in the belief that life is a process and not a product? It is to be experienced. It is messy and always welcomes a bit of tidying up. Bring some balance to your life.

Go ahead and clean up those old agreements that are holding you to relationships that are loyal to past beliefs. Respect yourself, respect the other, and renegotiate the old terms. No need to necessarily throw the baby out with the bath water. It is okay. In the end, night follows day and day follows night. It is as it is. Be present to that NOW.


In the midst of what you see as problematic, it can be difficult to recognize the opportunities. I can help you discover a new way of thinking that will assist you in managing and negotiating life’s obstacles. You will find that this new way of thinking provides you opportunities that you hadn’t previously noticed as well as affords you the confidence and desire to live your life in the driver’s seat.

Tami Satterfield, MSW, LCSW-C, NBCCH, HTP is a licensed psychotherapist who practices solution-oriented healing from a deep ecological perspective. Her specialities include hypnosis for anxiety, performance, and creativity. Sessions on-line or in Boulder, Colorado include cutting edge brain therapies that will change the way you think. Learn more at attentiontoliving.com

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It may be a little dicey through today. The inner planets are active right now. You might notice an increase in anxiety or irritability. There is a fair amount of resistance out there, and if you aren’t resisting changing, your neighbor might be. The moon rises today against Mars, Mercury, and the moon. If you look inward, you may discover you are fighting old ideas about growing (up!).

What to do? This is only going to last a day or two, so you can wait for it to pass. Use your breath, return to the NOW where the thing that you think is irritating you isn’t really what’s got you worked up. But if you want, you can drop into your body and use your intuition. You can decide what you want to do about the resistance you might experience, when you experience it.

Intuition is a common human experience of knowing something immediately that fosters a compelling sense of truth without conscious reasoning. It involves rapid communication between the right brain and the body. It is a powerful experience because the space between the conscious and unconscious processing is where change in one’s thinking can occur with the greatest ease. Intuition bridges the narrowly focused critical thinking skills of the conscious mind with the quick, flexible and larger processing ability of the unconscious mind and provides great insight. This newly acquired insight is then affirmed in the body through sensations that indicate truth.  You may call it a gut feeling.  (Adapted from the work of Dr. Lori Hops and Terry Marks-Tarow)

Are you willing to consider that intuition is an internal human program that can guide you through change? If you are, does it make sense to hone it? What if you really do already know what you want and how to access it? Are you ready to consider the self-determination that that information may provide you? Or do you notice it scares you? Would you prefer to deny it? Do you believe it is blasphemous? Ridiculous? Illogical? And where do those beliefs lead you?

This week, take a peek inside. Consider trusting how you feel about something with one caveat –  you gotta be on the right side. The right side of the brain that is. Go there right now. Breathe in for 4, hold for 2, and exhale for 6. Practice this breath just three times and then notice what happens. That shift you feel, that sense that you have more space and time in your life – that is the right side of the brain. Once you are there, check out your intuitive thought. What more can you learn about the information you received intuitively?

And now the big finish. The leap of faith.  Trust yourself.  Ask yourself, “What do I want to do now?” Follow that inquiry until it takes you to something actionable that you agree with, that resonates with your mind and body. Then?  Yep, that is the leap.  Do it.  Go ahead and do it.  See what happens.


In the midst of what you see as problematic, it can be difficult to recognize the opportunities. I can help you discover a new way of thinking that will assist you in managing and negotiating life’s obstacles. You will find that this new way of thinking provides you opportunities that you hadn’t previously noticed as well as affords you the confidence and desire to live your life in the driver’s seat.

Tami Satterfield, MSW, LCSW-C, NBCCH, HTP is a licensed psychotherapist who practices solution-oriented healing from a deep ecological perspective. Her specialities include hypnosis for anxiety, performance, and creativity. Sessions on-line or in Boulder, Colorado include cutting edge brain therapies that will change the way you think. Learn more at attentiontoliving.com