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Amy Weintraub’s 2015 KYTA Keynote

Simple Practices to start the New Year off right:  Lesson’s learned from Amy Weintraub and LifeForce Yoga   The new calendar rolls around.  Time to make some changes, right?  Well, here are some helpful practices that I’ve learned from Amy Weintraub one of my main yoga teachers over the past 30 years. Finding Your True […]

What Would Healing Look Like?

image and posting by Karen Beaumont, an organist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin who has not only graciously offered to share the steps she’s taking in her healing journey but also shares the photo of Lake Michigan that she took.  Here’s her comments: I wrote a week or so ago to answer your question about the flooding […]

Emotional Contagion

We all know what it’s like to get struck by feelings and not be able to stop.  Here’s a video of when it can happen in a funny, loving, light hearted way. But there are other times that we talk less about and that how up more in therapy.  Like when angry lights us up […]

The Real Antidote to Shame

The Real Antidote to Shame

I was recently told of an African tribe that does the most beautiful thing. When someone does something hurtful and wrong, they take the person to the center of town, and the entire tribe comes and surrounds him. For two days they’ll tell the man every good thing he has ever done. The tribe believes […]

Self-Compassion Break

  Okay, this is  suffering Other people feel this way.  May I be kind.  May we all be kind. Simple words.  I know.  Yet as we practice them over and over and over again we begin to cultivate self-compassion. Meditation teacher and psychologist Chris Germer suggests we do this practice multiple times a day. Any time there’s […]

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