Spirituality

Healing Relationships

Healing Relationships

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin I’m in awe each time a client lets me into their private world – especially when they’ve been hurt […]

Fill ‘er Up

Fill ‘er Up

Brené Brown consistently delivers whole-hearted, thought-provoking material. The woman in on fire. 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 question “Who do you think you are?” […]

Mindfulness = Choice

Mindfulness = Choice

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. – Viktor Frankl Buddhism is considered by many to be a religion or a spiritual practice. Yet in its […]

Befriending Our True Nature

Befriending Our True Nature

Never give up on yourself nor be afraid to be yourself. It is the means to finding your true nature and source of liberation. Your true nature is not an ideal to live up to. It’s who you are right now. It’s there, mingled with […]

Our Innate Wisdom

Our Innate Wisdom

Each of us was born with the perfected wisdom of the awakened mind. We ate when hungry, slept when tired and laughed when playful. By the same miracle that we forget the memories of birth, do we gradually forget the truth of our being. In […]

Self-Acceptance

Self-Acceptance

I’d like to share a simple yet highly effective technique for building self-acceptance. Start a phrase using an example you feel sadness, pain, or regret about: “Even though (experience, behavior or feelings) … Then add the self-acceptance piece: “I (was/am) doing the best I (could/can).” […]

Raising Children, Raising Ourselves

Raising Children, Raising Ourselves

No one makes it to adulthood unscathed. Virtually all of us were wounded as children. But if we don’t attend to those wounds, they will unknowingly prevent us from parenting and/or partnering from our best self. Children have a knack for showing us our wounded […]

Our Inherent Goodness

In a previous post (Cross-Cultural Spirituality), I wrote about a friend who sent me a copy of her rabbi’s Elul. It speaks eloquently to a personally belief of mine that carries over into my professional behavior. Namely, that we are born inherently good and that we heal […]

Cross-Cultural Spirituality

My family was and is about as secular as they come. We celebrated the holidays, but make no mistake, Easter was about the bunny and Christmas the booty. Thankfully, I had an ace up my sleeve growing up. My best friend was Jewish. Over the […]

Loving Kindness

As odd as it may sound, we truly can’t love others unless we first love ourselves. It’s a bit like math. The depth to which we connect with others correlates to the degree to which we love our selves. And the greatest obstacle to self-love […]