“Primed for Goodness” ~ Graham Music

“Primed for Goodness” Are the words of attachment theorist Graham Music exploring infant research When we’re in the dumps it’s hard imagine things can ever be better. We feel trapped in the cycle of yucky, horrible, messy, never getting better.  We are, however, as Graham Music tells us, “primed for goodness” in his book Nurturing Natures […]

I can’t imagine this…..

read all the lovely chapters of Deb Koffman’s book Yeah, we all want to change. Preferably now. RIGHT NOW.  Magic wand kind of now.  When we’re overwhelmed with anxiety or depression we don’t see the benefit of each tiny moment that is happening within the larger shift in time. Yet it’s there.  It’s in learning to slow […]

Building an Inner Platform for Success

Natalie Hill sent me a preview clip of the upcoming interview she did with me about what I call the Inner Platform of Success.  To often I’ve worked with people (and had to find out this in my own life) who reach for something and yet can’t get there. Or they get there and then […]

Here’s how I know we’re never stuck…..

…. it’s called, Experience Dependent Neuroplasticity This is how I know, based on the research, that we’re never stuck. Research consistently shows whatever we focus on for any period of time our brain learns and encodes. This is especially true if we’re linking thought with feelings and linger on body sensations. We’re doing this all […]

Dip In & Dip Out: Emotion Regulation and Meditation

  “It’s too much.”  Melony was moving back and forth in her chair, her nervous system rattled while furiously talking. I could feel the upset in the room. It did feel too much, not for me, but I could feel and see how it was too much for her. Like Melony, many of us get […]

Out of your experience, wisdom arises

It’s been extremely helpful to hear from people about their experience. I’d still  love to hear about your experience. I’m getting ready to do a “deep dive” training Meditation Skills for Trauma course. This won’t be just about “formal” meditation — but more importantly (in my opinion) how necessary meditation skills are for living everyday life. […]

Books that promote trauma healing

“I’m wise only in that I’ve used the tragedies of my life to become a person who can guide others. … That makes an ordinary person a wise person.” Leah Chyten invites us all to see our trauma in a new way using the horror of World War II, the Jewish diaspora, and Kabbalah. I […]

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