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 [...]