Entering Into The Quiet That’s Already There.

Sometimes we make meditation a bigger chore than it needs to be. Meditation is not about having the right clothes, the right environment, or sitting in a certain way, with your fingers held just so. People put off meditating because they don’t have half an hour, all in one sitting, to devote to sitting silently. […]

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To Let Go

To “let go” does not mean to stop caring, it means I can’t do it for someone else. To “let go” is not to cut myself off,  it’s the realization I can’t control another. To “let go” is not to enable, but to allow learning from natural consequences. To “let go” is to admit powerlessness, […]

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When You Believe the Best in People, You Help to Bring the Best Out of Them

Many people simply need somebody to spark a bit of hope, somebody to say, “Yes, you can do it.  You’ve got what it takes.” Are you believing the best in your own children?  Are you instilling the confidence in them that they need, telling them that they’re going to do great things in life?  Are […]


Therapists Ask The Questions That Need To Be Listened To.

Empathy isn’t just listening, it’s asking the questions whose answers need to be listened to. Empathy requires inquiry as much as imagination. Empathy requires knowing you know nothing. Empathy means acknowledging a horizon of context that extends perpetually beyond what you can see. Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams: Essays Lotus Flower Photo


Celebrate You

We are a joyfully messy composite of attributes: good, bad, silly, serious, happy, sad…..the list is endless. No one person, bundles them up exactly the same way as the next. That is what makes us unique and priceless. Celebrate the ying and the yang that you bring to the world. We all have an irreplaceable […]