This month I’d like to share some thoughts with you that have emerged from a continuing education class I’m taking called, “Caring Science, Mindful Practice,” based on the work of Jean Watson and Thich Nhat Hanh, two leaders in the fields of mindfulness and heart-centered healing. We were asked to reflect on: “What is caring professional […]
In my recent blog, “Gratitude for the Pain,” I wrote that all of life’s challenges have hidden messages and provide opportunities to be grateful for how these challenges actually support our growth. In response, one of my readers sent me a note and shared that several people in his life are dealing with incredible tragedy or […]
As Thanksgiving and the holidays approach, we hear messages everywhere encouraging us to focus on gratitude. But if you are in the midst of pain or distress, it can be extremely difficult to shift into a place of gratitude. “How can I be grateful when I am hurting so deeply?” you may be thinking. If this is you, I’d like you to consider something that may seem impossible. It can actually be extremely healing to be grateful not only for our blessings, but also for our pain.
After stepping through the past several days of darkness with the New Moon and Winter Solstice, I stand in awe, wonder, and gratitude for the light. The powerful healing potential of this light is made more available with energy medicine practices such as Healing Touch and shamanic healing. Here are some simple reflections on the […]
I recently wrote about the changes that are happening all around us and the internal unsettledness that change can create. The implication is that external circumstances have a big affect on how we feel. And it’s no wonder. Distressing events in the news trigger our sense of empathy and challenge our very basic human need for […]
Last month my blogs followed the journey of my client Anne and her struggle with Lyme disease. Anne was able to reach a level of healing that allowed her to pursue her dream of spending a year in Ireland. She writes, “This country is gorgeous, and I feel that I’m exactly where I’m supposed to […]
By now, I think it’s safe to assume that you know about the new moon and solar eclipse. I encourage you to experience this auspicious event in whatever way is meaningful to you. The three basic components are: 1) Preparation: For me, I have spent the past several days contemplating and observing old patterns, […]
I don’t know about you, but to me it feels as if a lot is shifting, in both our internal and external environments. Something that always helps when we need to press the reset button is to remember The Four Agreements: Be impeccable with your word. Don’t take anything personally. Don’t make assumptions. Always do […]