Month: January 2011

"I've Learned…"

“I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same as ‘making a life’. I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw […]

Thank Your Partner

When it comes to healthy relationships, sometimes the simplist measure produces the greatest good. Remembering to thank your partner helps remind you (both) of the pleasant qualites he or she possesses. In a study of cohabitating couples, on days that one partner expressed more gratitude, the other felt […]

Choice = Change

Even though our parents did the best they could, given the circumstances of their own lives, we may not have had the early experiences that we wish we had. Nurturing relationships, both personal and therapeutic, support our growth by helping us to make sense of […]

Practice Compassion

To cultivate compassion, let yourself sit in a centered and quiet way. In this traditional form of practice you will combine a repeated inner intention with visualization and the evocation of the feeling of compassion. As you first sit, breath softly and feel your body, […]