Patricia Bonelli

Misogyny… Capture the Flag

In a world of possibilities there is truth that labels confine. However we can observe a patterned behavior, identify it and release its grip. In identifying the root cause (without shame/blame) we can eradicate the behavior that stems from a latent condition. The condition may often be the result of a relationship with a parent. […]

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A Poem of a Street Survivor / The Making of a Girl

A Poem of a Street Survivor / The Making of a Girl

The FBI announced it has arrested 150 pimps and rescued more than 100 exploited teenagers involved in sex trafficking. Who are these exploited girls? How could this happen? The answer is it happens everyday; a girl who becomes lost along the way. Her soul becomes their prey. Girls abandoned or who have run away. What […]

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An Aptitude of Gratitude

Gratitude is more than a thought – it is a way of BEING. It colors how we see the world. It can actually become a way to look at most situations. Gratitude as a perspective can impact how we navigate through situations. Essentially, it is a space from which we view. When we “hold” gratitude as […]

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Celebration of Differences VS Condescending Comments that Castrate

Most men want to claim their woman; plant his flag and announce this woman is “mine”. Equally present, is a woman’s desire to be wanted. She seeks a relationship where a commitment is demonstrated. As the recipient of the man’s intention (claiming) the woman shines in knowing that she belongs with “her man”. When each […]

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IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AGGRESSIVE WOMEN AND AGGRESSIVE MEN?

As I began my weekly Torrey Pines hike, I noticed an attractive Barbie & Ken couple who seemed to be in embroiled in an intense conversation. I was shocked when suddenly the female turned swiftly to the male and without provocation loudly screamed “because it is for the future, You fucking moron”. Needless to say, those […]

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Dating My Daughter

In the world of coaching, we continually hear from folks who are uncertain of whether they are being treated well. We were surprised to find many people are not sure of how “being treated well” looks. In today’s climate of dating, early sexual encounters are common. These encounters may serve to give validation to a […]

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Poem from a Street Survivor

The FBI announced it has arrested 150 pimps and rescued more than 100 exploited teenagers involved in sex trafficking.  Who are these exploited girls? How could this happen? The answer is it happens everyday; a girl who becomes lost along the way. Her soul becomes their prey. Girls abandoned or who have run away. What […]

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A Powerful Video: “The Making of a Girl”

http://youtu.be/ZvnRYte3PAk

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Stop Shoulding on Yourself

Stop Shoulding on Yourself

When we begin a dialogue of what we (or others) should have done, we are imposing a negative association with “what has been” and potentially contaminating what will be thereafter. In this conversation, the implication is that the decision, direction, or activity was unfavorable as to what it “could have been.” There is no opening […]

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Do Good Guys Finish Last . . . Or on Top?

What happens when life appears unjust and we find ourselves recipients of unfortunate events? What do we do when we believe the circumstances we encounter are not fitting or in alignment with what we deserve? We may withdraw into darkness, lose faith, or question why bad things happen to good people. In those times, we […]

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