As Father’s Day approaches, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the significance of this special day and the profound impact fathers have on our lives. 


This occasion not only celebrates biological fathers but also those who have played a paternal role and made a lasting impression in our hearts.

 For many of us, our fathers have been pillars of strength, support, and guidance throughout our journey. 

 Yet, each father-child relationship is unique, and the memories we hold vary.


Today, I want to share a personal story that highlights the power of love and the lasting connections we share with our fathers.

 Growing up, my own father was often quiet, spending time gardening or repairing watches in his workshop.

 On the opposite extreme, there were moments when his anger could be quite intimidating. 


When I was 16, he kicked me in the butt  in front of my boyfriend when I screamed in defiance that he wouldn’t let me accompany said boyfriend to Tower Records in nearby Sacramento. 

I guess the fact that my brother and this boy had been arrested for smoking marijuana the previous weekend influenced my father’s decision to keep me away from such harmful influences. 

He didn’t have the skills or knowledge to communicate his concerns verbally. That’s obvious. Physical punishment never gets the right message across. 


Communication is key. 


I help people live more satisfying, lives by improving their communication! 

I didn’t have the cognitive ability at the time to put that all together. To me, it was unfair because I had been driving to Sacramento all the time with my friends.

You know how 16-year-olds have everything figured out? 

Teenagers are not quite adults, but they’re certainly not children and can be very difficult to reason with. 


Research shows that our brains are not fully developed until we reach the age of 23! But you couldn’t have convinced me of that then. 

And don’t get me started about the laws around cannabis in the sixties.

Suffice it to say, I am grateful for today.


My father’s untimely passing at the age of 59 brought forth a wave of sadness that shook my world. 

Since then, something beautiful and extraordinary has occurred—I’ve felt his presence in my life as I’ve become more intuitive, sensing his messages and receiving his guidance and protection.


This experience has reminded me of the importance of honoring our fathers, regardless of the nature of our relationships or their current whereabouts. 


Father’s Day is an opportunity to express gratitude for the lessons they’ve taught us, the sacrifices they’ve made, and the love they’ve shared. 

Whether they are physically present or watching over us from afar, their influence continues to shape who we are today.


On this special day, let’s join together in cherishing the fathers who have touched our lives in whatever capacity. 

Take a moment to reflect on the fond memories, the lessons learned, and the moments of connection you’ve experienced with your father figure. 


Embrace the love they have given and honor the impact they have had on your journey.


May your day be filled with love, warmth, and the joy of reminiscing about the remarkable fathers in our lives.

With heartfelt appreciation,