How To Start Living Loved.

How To Start Living Loved.

It's something you don't understand until you're ready to understand. Second graders aren't ready to understand calculus. And that's important to mention because you don't give up - you keep going - until you understand. She* was talking about her beliefs and said, "I didn't trust Love." Those words came to me like a power [...]

The Oppression Connection.

The Oppression Connection.

  If I really wanted to participate in social change for all - to heal the oppression for all – if I really believed in unity for all – and we the people – I’d  have to go nowhere other than looking into my own eyes to see what wants to be seen.     [...]

5 Mindful Recovery Steps for Self-Observation

5 Mindful Recovery Steps for Self-Observation

We give our attention away every day: to everybody and everything. We are listening, watching, observing: we watch television, we observe other people, we listen to others. We know how to give attention, we are simply not used to giving it to ourselves. Full Post @ 5 Mindful Recovery Steps for Self-Observation  

Got Bored? A Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention Plan

Got Bored? A Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention Plan

A beautiful new article over @ PsychCentral → Got Bored? Excerpt: For many clients in addiction recovery, the experience of boredom will surface. Boredom, if not taken seriously, is a fast track to relapse.  When we remove elements of our life that we no longer have interest in (i.e. drugs, alcohol, people, places, and things) [...]

Recovering Beauty in Your Body.

Recovering Beauty in Your Body.

The morning reality check: this body will be ash one day, and until then, I thought it would be a good idea to start appreciating and enjoying this body while I still have it — while I am still in it. Time in a body-bottle: to appreciate the time in this body. My body holds 49 years. [...]

Let 2020 Be On You.

Let 2020 Be On You.

  "Let this year be on you. Guilt-free," she told me. And it's what I've been telling clients this year. Slow down...give yourself the entire year...you'll get there.  Offering mental spaces of hope and inspiration as to the value of committing oneself to 2020 differently. Offering a means to acknowledge that they (you, me, we), [...]

5 Mindful Attitudes to Help Overcome Fear and Anxiety

5 Mindful Attitudes to Help Overcome Fear and Anxiety

Fear and anxiety are attempts to get our attention so we can overcome, heal, grow, and move forward in life. The longer we avoid their nudging, the louder and messier they become. When we can bring our awareness to that which calls our attention, instead of fighting or fleeing, we are drawn into health, freedom, [...]