Thoughts

Therapist as Mountain Guide

Therapist as Mountain Guide

Mountain guides do not climb mountains for people, nor do they make people climb mountains. The motivation for the climb has to be within the climber. You WANT to climb this mountain! You are excited about it and have hired a guide because you know, […]

What to Expect In Therapy

What to Expect In Therapy

I’m reposting this terrific article by Jessica Semaan that was originally posted in The Medium: I have been going to psychotherapy consistently for over 2 years. My best friend is a therapist. I read a lot of therapy books. And increasingly I am realizing how […]

How to Become a Spiritual Master in a Day

How to Become a Spiritual Master in a Day

The following is an ancient teaching over 20,000 years old on how to become a spiritual master in a day. It will surprise you in its simplicity: Do three kind actions in a day. Go out of your way to do them and don’t tell […]

Ms. Takes

Ms. Takes

Judith Weiser calls snapshots “footprints of the mind,” where the present holds the past and carries the story behind the words. Photos capture a moment that holds the feelings, thoughts, and emotions forever in time. Nonverbally encoded within each image is the way their creator […]

Ritualize Joy

Ritualize Joy

Want to cultivate more joy? Find a moment and have a pen and paper handy. Close your eyes and take a few, soft deep breaths. On the inhale expand into your heart. On the exhale, ground into your bones. From this place ask yourself, “What […]

Mindful Awareness

Mindful Awareness

Moments of mindfulness invite balance into our busy lives. Quite moments may seem indulgent, boring or even impossible. But that’s just the busy mind trying to distract you. Taking time to recalibrate is critical for personal growth and you only need a few minutes for […]

Authenticity

Authenticity

At its root, authenticity requires self-knowledge and self-awareness. Authentic people accept their strengths and weaknesses. They are accountable. They are connected to their values and desires and act deliberately in ways that are consistent with those qualities. Authenticity is about being genuine and real.  It allows […]

Create More Joy

Create More Joy

Want to know a secret short cut to creating more joy in your life? Be a light in another’s life. Compliment and give thanks as often as you can. Reflect back the beauty, strength, creativity and wisdom you see in others. Be specific. “You look […]

Embracing the Feminine

Embracing the Feminine

We western women live in a masculine world. The American ethos of “rugged individualism” favors force, action and dominance. As a result the inherent strengths of women have been marginalized as weak and insufficient to “get the job done.” Knowing our ability, we adopted the […]

Soul Sisterhood

Soul Sisterhood

The importance of finding your tribe cannot be underestimated. True friends will set you straight, build you up and watch your back. Since the beginning of time women have bonded and formed community to inspire, motivate and help each other overcome and thrive. The great […]