Gratitude

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 […]

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 […]

All Parts Are Welcome

All Parts Are Welcome

Being satisfied with what we already have is a magical golden key to being alive in a full, unrestricted, and inspired way. – Pema Chödrön We cannot exile undesirable parts of ourselves without dulling the rest. That’s because our juiciness and aliveness is all mixed […]

Self-Stories

Self-Stories

“Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts or happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that is forever flowing through one’s head.”  ~ Mark Twain The other day I had a face down in the arena moment. Someone didn’t “like” a […]

Self Talk

Self Talk

I’m going to take you on a brief journey into the heart of Being. As a therapist, one of my favorite roles is to remind people of their largeness – which I define as living a Self-led life. When describing the qualities of Self, it’s […]

Fill ‘er Up

Fill ‘er Up

Brené Brown consistently delivers whole-hearted, thought-provoking material that helps women in their journey of personal growth and self-acceptance. Here she interviews Oprah Winfrey in classic researcher style, asking pointed questions on tender subjects. On the topic of shame, Oprah shared how she learned to overcome the diminishing […]

Let It Go!

Let It Go!

It is the ability to find gratitude that helps us move through challenges time and time again. Gratitude helps us find our strength, open our hearts and experience the fullness of our lives. It liberates us from the prison of small mind/ego. The good news […]

Your Body Is Amazing!

Your Body Is Amazing!

Your body is amazing. There is nothing like it. How you feel in it is less a question of years but a tally of habits, choices and chance. It’s the law of nature and the journey of being human that our bodies are aging and […]

Celebrate Therapy

Celebrate Therapy

It’s a good use of time to celebrate gains in therapy. I sometimes wonder if the perception has been tainted by movies and media. There seems to be an understanding that “good therapy” occurs only when you cry or unearth the deepest trenches of personal […]

Gratitude = Connection

Gratitude = Connection

Gratitude defies a simple definition. It can be experienced as an emotion or a state of being. Appreciation inspires us to act with compassion and aligns us to something greater than ourselves. Yet throughout all these definitions, there is an underlying theme. Connection. Gratitude arises […]