Tag Archives: mindfulness

How to Be Mindful in Relationships

Last month I spent a week on silent meditation retreat. It reminded me that everything we do is potential meditation—our intention as we walk, do the dishes, or say hello to our neighbors. When we move slowly, with loving awareness, life becomes an art form. Our relationships are training grounds for mindfulness practice. When you choose […]

Overcoming Negativity Bias

Did you know that having a negativity bias is part of our human design? The intelligence behind this allows us to assess for safety and develop protective instincts. It’s what helps us know to take the bright and well marked path rather than walk down the dimly lit alleyway. We bring negativity bias into our […]

Three Ways to Build Healthy Attachment at Home

This time of year is a reminder to celebrate love. As a family coach, the love I most celebrate is between a parent and child. The miracle of bringing life into this world gets me every time! Birth is where the miracle starts, healthy attachment is where it blossoms. Secure attachment is learned in overt […]

Emotional Safety: The Four Ways to Heal Your Home

Even the kindest people can cause harm in relationships if they approach it without skill. Being skillful means we use tools to help us navigate everyday life. Communication is one of the most powerful tools we have. How we talk and how we listen matters. Your kids look to you as models for emotional regulation. […]

How To Work With Impermanence

There have been times in my life when I felt I couldn’t keep up with all the change, and times I didn’t want things to change. Have you ever felt that way? Change is an inescapable law of nature, and it doesn’t take into account how we’re going to feel about it. Our best response […]

Train with Slogans

Pema Chodron teaches the value of training with slogans–they’re easy to draw on in a pickle.  I’m a big fan of doing whatever will work in the moment. I use slogans because they’re easy to access and though they can be trite, the right slogan can speak VOLUMES. Can I share the slogans that help […]

Vipassana: Insight Meditation

It’s been over a week since I returned from my vipassana meditation retreat. I haven’t fully processed the experience, but I figure it’s time to put some of it down in writing. Vipassana is a ten day, silent retreat. Students are trained in the style of meditation that the Buddha taught. This practice is all […]

Be Love Now

Every day we walk around with our hearts tugged in different directions. At any one moment, my heart can open up into love or close off in self-protection. It’s scary to live in openness all the time because that means we can really be hurt. What happened in Orlando this month is proof enough that […]

Yoga For Trauma Recovery Workshop

Last year, I got to experience one of the best moments of my career as a therapist. The Yoga for Trauma Recovery Immersion went beyond any expectation I could’ve had. Our students truly internalized the spiritual yet practical healing tools we offered. They came to class with an enthusiasm to learn and grow. They all […]

Looking Inward

If today you woke up and recognized your full worth, what would you do differently?  If you accepted that you have needs in your relationships, what would you ask for? If you could repair any hurt, what would it be? If you owned your strength, what would it tell you to let go of? If […]