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Money for Travel – 3 Steps to Get You on the Road, Fast

2017-05-24T07:56:56+00:00 Featured Resource, Latest Thoughts, Resources|

Some people live paycheck to paycheck.  I live trip to trip.   The world calls my name, and I love it.  Places I’ve never been, exotic places with unpronounceable names.  Water so clear you can see the shadow of the boat, rippling on the sand at the bottom of the sea.  An ancient walled [...]

5 Great Reasons to Try Guided Meditation

2017-05-07T15:40:50+00:00 Featured Latest Thoughts, Latest Thoughts|

Guided meditation brings deep relaxation. Healing imagery is most powerful when you're deeply relaxed. And good things happen. Here are 5 great reasons for you to try Guided Meditation with healing imagery. Great Reason #1: Repair the negative effects of stress on your health You know stress causes physical health problems, and you know [...]

Your Healthy Self: Guided Imagery for Healthy Habits, Healthy Weight

2017-05-11T14:57:22+00:00 Guided Meditations, Health And Wellness, Meditation|

This guided meditation will move you into deep relaxation.  There in that deeply relaxed place, the healing imagery can strengthen and support your healthy self. Discover your beauty and wisdom. See yourself strong and satisfied, living at your healthy weight, nourished and full. Live a healthy life. Become the person you were always meant [...]

5 Ways to Stop Thinking and Start Meditating

2017-05-07T15:41:22+00:00 Latest Thoughts, Meditation|

“How can I meditate?  My mind won’t stop, my thoughts race – it makes me want to give up!” It’s a familiar problem. Meditation sometimes feels like a thought-wrestling rodeo. But you’re not alone - intrusive thoughts are normal. I laughed out loud when I first encountered that truth. I was a new [...]

Reduce Anxiety with Automatic Writing

2017-05-07T15:41:50+00:00 Latest Thoughts, Resources|

Jessica (not her real name) was anxious and exhausted when she came to see me. She’d never seen a psychologist before.   A young mother of two, she enjoyed her work and her children, and for the most part she felt like she had a good life. But at night she would wake with her [...]

Six Tips for Healthy Sleep

2017-05-07T15:42:20+00:00 Featured Latest Thoughts, Health And Wellness, Resources|

Healthy sleep is absolutely necessary for a healthy mind and body.  But your body can’t sleep if your brain is “running on empty.”  Give your body what it needs so you can have the healthy sleep you need. Eliminate (or limit) alcohol. Yes, alcohol puts you to sleep - but then it wakes you [...]

Using Guided Imagery for Healthy Weight

2017-05-11T15:04:05+00:00 Guided Meditations, Health And Wellness|

Guided meditation allows you to move into deep relaxation, opening your mind and body to the healing imagery that will allow you to strengthen your ability to make healthy choices, and achieve and maintain your healthy weight.  This brief introduction gives you an overview of the process.

An Outsider…Finding Home

2017-04-21T09:30:55+00:00 Latest Thoughts, Our World|

I’ve been an outsider all my life. I’m sitting in a meditation conference right now, being an outsider.  And why?  These are “my people”, if ever there were any people like me.  Psychologists, most of them.  Though there is a Reiki master/horse massager, too, sitting near me.  Most of us are middle-aged…or more.  [...]

What Makes Me Not A Buddhist

2017-04-19T13:44:11+00:00 Featured Latest Thoughts, Latest Thoughts, Meditation|

There was a time when I thought maybe I was a Buddhist. I love what we do at meditation conferences, and most of those speakers talk about Buddhism.   We meditate, and we let go of suffering – our middle-class, first-world version of “suffering”, anyway.  We spend time awash in compassion - self-compassion, mostly, but also compassion [...]