Miracles of Everyday Life

Last night I boarded an overnight flight from Boston to Heathrow en route to Scotland where I’m leading a workshop tomorrow.   I don’t usually like flying overnight if I can avoid it.  I had parts grumbling anticipating the flight. As I listened to my internal grumbles and whining I caught myself and determined to shift my […]

What’s working?

I’m working behind the scenes to find ways to support you as you heal.  As we speak, I’m putting some finishing touches on a teleconference series of wonderful speakers.  Getting people to confirm a time has been a project in itself! In the meantime I was thinking about how much easier it is to move […]

Inspiration comes where you least expect it

Inspiration comes in many interesting forms.  Today it came to me through the magazine Fast Company and their February issue.  I actually have the book the excerpt is from, Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.  As it is at times, I didn’t remember reading it in […]

Every moment offers us the gift of transformation

Every moment offers us the gift of transformation.  We can choose to respond to life by tightening up, hardening, resisting or we can choose to soften, relax into the moment.  The first doesn’t seem like a real choice.  Our bodies naturally tend to tighten when a blow comes at us.  It seems only natural to […]

Courageous Conversations

  I’m learning, now that I’m in my 50’s, how to have hard conversations with others without cringing in shame or getting so rattled that I lose my frame of reference. I was thinking of this last week as I talked with my friend and colleague, Patricia Geller who I see for consultation as she’s […]

Abstract Thoughts? The Body Takes Them Literally

Abstract Thoughts? The Body Takes Them Literally

by NATALIE ANGIER  New York Times / Feb 1, 2010 (Betsy Polatin was kind enough to send this along — Thank you, Betsy!) Researchers at the University of Aberdeen found that when people were asked to engage in a bit of mental time travel, and to recall past events or imagine future ones, participants’ bodies subliminally […]

Putting Practice Into Real Life

  Okay.  I’ve been thinking about writing about this for over a week.  I kept wondering why I was resisting.  Was it that I was ashamed to tell you how very human I am?  How much little things can bug me?  Or was it that I didn’t want to deal with what was in front […]

Imagine triggers no longer triggering

I know that feels like a bit of a stretch:  PTSD triggers not making life unbearable for hours and days on end?  Wow.  Could that really be true? Yes.  Yes, it’s true, it’s possible. We do not have to feel stuck, helpless in our negative triggered responses.  We start making the shift when begin to […]

Following the Breath

The instructions are always simple in meditation: follow the breath. Breathe in, breathe out.  How simple it sounds.  And yet after a busy day how hard it is to do.  I realize how much I am trying to breathe rather then letting the breath breathe in and out of me.  It’s a simple distinction yet I always […]

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