Tif, your training today was outstanding. Your powerpoint, your delivery, and the content and pace were all spot-on. I felt very moved by many of the stories you shared and the photos that went along with the stories. Thank you for sharing with us.

Sonia, Northwest Maritime Center

guide (/gīd/) verb. 1. show or indicate the way to (someone). 2. direct or have an influence on the course of action of (someone or something).

~Oxford English Dictionary

We’ve extensively studied the neurology of relationships through the research of Bruce Perry, Dan Siegel, John and Julie Gottman and Brene’ Brown. Their powerful work led me to uncover 3 guiding truths that transformed the way we parent and ultimately the way I interact with every person I encounter.

What we found was a new understanding and appreciation for the importance of safe, authentic human connection.

These three important truths changed my life, and I hope they’ll change yours too.


Early trauma physically changes the developing brain.


Kindness and compassionate responses soothe the nervous system.


Our idea of community needs to be re-defined, it needs to adapt, because compassionate relationships heal trauma.