The personal experience of suffering unites us with other people: it is the dynamo that generates compassion, which, by its nature, is transpersonal.
Thanks to the beautiful watercolor by the artist Kristin Malin from Georgetown, Maine So many people, including my very humble self, can find ourselves getting caught in cycles of feeling stuck, frustrated when we can’t seem to change things inside or outside us. Actually the truthful statement is that we don’t “feel” stuck. When we’re […]
Change can seem nebulous, always out of reach. We yearn for things to be different yet find we can’t always figure our how to make the change happen. As I’m preparing to lead the Loving Your Broken Heart workshop in Scotland next weekend I’ve been thinking a lot about how trauma, attachment issues come together. I’ve […]
There are many ways to journey our way to healing. The road is rather well marked, at least psychologically at this point. We’ve had some incredible minds and hearts attending to this complicated subject over the past twenty five years. Yet many people still flounder. I still do. I’m just better now […]
Another retreat in the past two weeks is carving out new territory in my heart. Transitions, transformations whether positive or negative need integration. I realize that’s what’s happening to me. I took a week of holiday after the retreat and needed the time to unplug. I can feel the threads of something new emerging […]
My cousin, Kara, sent me this wonderful yorkie in the midst of life transition. I had to share it with you.
Joko Beck, one of the beloved Zen teachers, started her practice in the sixties after raising four children on her own. She died last year at 94. Her style still influences us. It’s practical, useful in every day life. I’ve loved her work since I was first exposed to it in 2000. As I work […]
Colleen Byrnes 2012 is joining us, inviting us to shift and change, at least that’s what the Mayan calendar tells us. Some hold to a catastrophic forecast and there are those that say that the turbulence we’re in is preparing us to evolve into more consciousness. Of course, I always lean toward bringing in […]
Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced. – James Baldwin There’s something profound in accepting things as they are, not pushing for them to be different, to be changed. There are things in life that can’t be changed. People encounter this a lot when […]
Transformation is one of those words that sounds good but definitely has its downsides. We all like the idea of being transformed but getting there can knock all the stuffing out of us. I know-having been through many iterations of transformation. It helps me as a walk that journey, again and again, with my clients […]