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Simple. Practical, Concrete Skills to calm your body, ease your mind, and ...

Is this you?

We all have differences to our life circumstances and yet there are ...

Healing the Inner/Outer and Inner/Inner Split

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Meditation…. why bother?

We all know that meditation is supposed to be good for us. And if we’ve tried it, and even if we have a long term practice, we realize meditation isn’t the simplest thing to do.  Our brain is tricky, as Paul Gilbert often says! So why bother?  Recently I read a study by a team […]

Wizarding World & Healing

I’m not a big fan of theme parks, but that changed when I had the chance to take my 12 year old niece to Harry Potter’s Wizarding World. We entered a brilliantly created magical world, complete with interactive wands to practice spells. Healing requires a similar immersion, a shift from one world to another. When […]

Me and Rick Hanson? Wow

When I saw this flyer I wrote Chris Germer who had invited me to speak at the Harvard conference on Meditation and Psychotherapy. “Wow. I don’t know if I should thank you or what. You’ve got me speaking after Rick Hanson!”   It’s truly an honor. And I’m practicing all the skills I have and […]

Your 2 Things?

Recently, in the Compassionately Healing Trauma online course I teach someone asked, “What are the two most important things that help people the most?” Here’s my response – and my request. What’s helped you?  Share your wisdom in the comment section below. by

Terrific review of Attachment Theory – in NYT by Kate Murphy

Yes, It’s Your Parents’ Fault By  KATE MURPHY JAN. 7, 2017 nytimes.com | Jan. 7, 2017 We live in a culture that celebrates individualism and self-reliance, and yet we humans are an exquisitely social species, thriving in good company and suffering in isolation. More than anything else, our intimate relationships, or lack thereof, shape and define […]

Breathing rhythm affects fear and memory

  Summary: A new study reports the rhythm of your breathing can influence neural activity that enhances memory recall and emotional judgement. reprinted from: http://neurosciencenews.com/memory-fear-breathing-5699/ Source: Northwestern University. Breathing is not just for oxygen; it’s now linked to brain function and behavior. Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered for the first time that the rhythm of […]

Give Up. When all else fails, just give up

Give up? Yup. You read it correctly. I felt that way recently when I felt threatened in a conversation.I couldn’t make sense of the confusing messages I was picking up. That always throws me off. I lose connection to myself and to what’s going on around me.. I wasn’t really being threatened, was I?  What I did know is […]

31+Days of Gratitude: Lessons Learned

Research tells us that gratitude can give us a better life. With that in mind, I practiced 31 days of gratitude during which I realized I’m grateful to be on the path with you, inspired by you.  I’m grateful for the healing path attachment theory points us to. Hopefully this simple video expresses my gratitude. […]

Still Here: Caregivers and Dementia [Safe Space Radio Special]

    This hour-long special on Safe Space Radio is about the unspoken challenges of caring for a family member with dementia. The show explores the experience of ambiguous loss, where the person is both here and not here at the same time. Through stories, we explore why caregivers have such high rates of isolation […]

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