Pamela began working with families in the 1970’s by teaching Parent Effectiveness Training and working with teens and families at a local church. She taught high school, community college, and adult and student workshops using creative and innovative ways to enrich lessons and relieve anxiety about learning. Today, her private counseling/coaching practice and her personal life provide valuable information for a regular column as well as workshops for therapists, couples, and singles. With a focus on a positive and spiritual psychology approach to living and working, she assists people to move beyond the mundane to the magnificent. She is involved with several professional groups and organizations, participates in yoga, aerobics, competitive tennis, and writes. As a step mom, she relishes relationships at home and brings the benefit of that experience to others. Life is a series of learning opportunities that offer us all richness and peace.