Trauma and reactivity are the root problems

I want to begin the process here of making folks more aware that our bewilderment is caused by unseen forces. Often we are guided by our trauma and we don’t know it.  These unseen forces, or root causes, compound over time and develop into symptoms. For instance, life is relationships, everything can be seen through […]

What is Trauma Informed

Trauma Informed Law is about creating client-counsellor partnerships. It’s about recognizing that sometimes we’re biological beings not logical beings. So often we lawyers make the mistake of telling the clients their emotions don’t matter. The people who walk through my door are hurting, and telling them  emotions aren’t part of the problem and circumstances leads […]

Art for meditation and healing

A portal to ground and clear your spiritual dojo so you can to tap into pure potential and the source of your inspiration! Sacred prayer totems, mindfully created to your specifications by a team of masters, for a deeper connection to your Spirit Guides. Raw materials are hand-selected. Each hand-fabricated piece is the combined effort […]

The Red Flame Box Elder

One out of one thousand will have the red flame. It’s the scar that makes this tree so unique, and so beautiful. The tree was a Red Flame Box Elder. The “flame” or the pronounced red mark within the wood is caused by a fungal infection that’s the result a Beatle incursion in which the beetles […]

A conscious law practice requires wisdom and knowledge.

“No problem can be solved on the same level of consciousness on which that problem was created.” – Albert Einstein This is one of my favorite quotes and has been a focal point for the development of who I am as a person. I abhor attending to symptoms alone. If there is a way to […]

Client counselor relationships are just the beginning!

“I’m your court-appointed attorney, not your court-appointed friend” – Author Unknown. There are some conversations or statements that are hard to unhear. To this day I cringe when recalling the conversation through which the above sentiment was relayed to an unknown client by their court-appointed lawyer. They definitely were not friends, counsel had seen to […]

The Lesson of the Butterfly by Paulo Coelho

By Paulo Coelho A man spent hours watching a butterfly struggling to emerge from its cocoon. It managed to make a small hole, but its body was too large to get through it. After a long struggle, it appeared to be exhausted and remained absolutely still. The man decided to help the butterfly and, with […]

Why Trauma Informed Law?

“Wait, we’re doing what?” – Rebecca. She was commenting on the child custody case we were on our way to next. We were stepping into my car in the parking lot of a local county JDR court. The real reason she voiced the question? She was legitimately surprised we were doing anything other than getting […]