June 21, 2016

I have had the privilege of working with some wonderful children in therapy. Inevitably, each will stare out from the depth of his or her confusion as if to ask, “How do I operate this thing anyway?” I will volunteer that noticing your feelings and letting yourself feel them is a pretty good start, and I might initiate a game called “Do you notice when?” (Only would children confined to a th...

June 14, 2016

'So what is really the path of healing? It can begin in this moment, by embracing the life that's here.' ~ Tara Brach

Here's a question to contemplate: Do you catch yourself when you fall? Or, to reframe it slightly, when life disappoints you, what is your default? Do you blame yourself? Do you blame others (even if they're not responsible)? Do you binge-watch a series on Netflix? Do you laug...

June 13, 2016

“We could reconnect with the weather that is ourselves, and we could realize that it’s sad. The sadder it is, and the vaster it is, the more our heart opens." ~ Pema Chodron

I am in mourning today, as people all around the world are, for the innocent people, most of whom were queer and Latino, murdered in Orlando. Rage, confusion, horror, helplessness, and sadness alternately sweep through me...

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