We’re Lucky to Have People Like You Around Us

Evelyn Gladu, a therapist in Arlington, MA sent out a note today on compassion.  I loved that she’s taking this stance and asked her if it would be okay to reprint her note on the blog.   I’m grateful she’s suggesting this action, inviting more compassion into our world.  If after reading it you feel moved […]

Grateful for the Courage It Takes

I thought I would begin this Gratitude Practice with taking a moment to be grateful.  As I sat with my clients these past few days I am softened by what it takes, the courage it takes to keep opening our hearts after a lifetime of small and large rejections, of the betrayals and hurts.  I’m […]

Gratitude Practice

  How lucky we are to live in a time when there is so much information inviting us into possibility.  We don’t have to deal with our heavy hearts alone.  There are ways that we can shift the suffering.  As the Buddha told us so many years ago, there is a way out of suffering.   […]

Brain Frontiers

Brain Frontiers

You know those times when you’re just flipping through the channels and stumble on something really good?  Well, I just did.  PBS was airing “Brain Frontiers” and it was fantastic.  Neuroplasticity was the common thread between subjects of brain injury, PTSD, and aging.  Hope was visible as person after person was shown shifting, changing, emerging […]

Split Screen

One of the best things about the Working With Parts Teleseminar Series is how much I am reminded of helpful tools.    So far we’ve had the good fortune of hearing from:  Fran Grossman and her Relational Model of parts Janina Fisher speaking about Structural Dissociation and how she uses the model to work with parts Claire […]

Inspiration Experiment

    This isn’t, of course, to downplay our need to be deeply heard and witnessed in what hurts.  But perhaps if we balance what hurts with what is meaningful and inspirational, perhaps then we’ll have some room to breathe.    As usual, you know I love hearing your stories.  I’d love to read your […]

Empathy and Attunement at a Car Mechanic Shop

Yesterday, my colleague Carol Goldman, LICSW sent out an email to all of us who were at an Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples workshop. We all got into this wonderful place of resonance.  Carol’s way of being shines through in this interaction.  It’s beautiful and I asked her permission to share it with you.  Here […]

Yoga Inspiration

One of the people I knew when I lived at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health was Marilyn Gilmore who is  now involved in spreading the benefits of yoga through a non-profit she helped set up in Missouri.  Marilyn is in her 70’s and is a total inspiration for me.  I hope you enjoy the article. http://www.news-leader.com/article/20100417/LIFE07/4170301/1004/life

Getting Centered When Things Are Off-Kilter

  Last night the wind howled and rain poured.  I woke up in the middle of the night listening, feeling a bit hypervigilant.  Then realized I couldn’t go back to sleep.  My awareness was outside caught by the storm. I began to meditate, or tried to.  My mind wasn’t focusing even as I set up […]

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