Seven Tips for Managing Arthritis

2017-05-07T15:43:43+00:00 Featured Resource, Health And Wellness, Latest Thoughts, Resources|

Having a medical condition can make us feel powerless.  Our body stops doing what it should, and starts doing things it shouldn't.  We get frustrated when no one can fix the problem.  And underneath it all, it's scary. You can't totally control your body, that's for sure.  But more and more, research is [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]