Tag Archives: self-love

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 […]

Help. Thanks. Wow.

For those of us who have survived trauma, we understand that even when we’ve found recovery, our lives are forever changed. I see this show up with the families I work with—parents learning how to stop doing family life out of survival, teens and young adults learning how to nurture and befriend themselves, and the […]

What Wisdom Is

When my head puts a judgment on someone, something, or myself… I ask my heart what it has to say about that. The heart softens me up enough to hear the truth: to be more kind.   When my emotions feel like they are going to swallow me up… I ask my head what it […]

Intuition is my Friend

One of my teachers recently posited the question, “What would the wisest or most caring being that you know want for you?” When I think of the people who love me the most, I know all they want is my happiness. When I search inside myself, I recognize all I want is my happiness too! […]

The Universe is a Friendly Place

Have you ever looked at your life and thought, “This is not where I thought I would be by this age?” This is something I struggle with and I often hear my clients in their 20s make that statement. There seems to be a timetable out there for all of us and if we don’t […]