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 is a felt sense of unworthiness or inadequacy. It’s there […]

Mind/Body Healer

Before entering the field of therapy, among a variety of careers, I was a whole/living foods chef. I use the term “chef” loosely, as I was really just a passionate self-taught, health-nut who was lucky enough to get paid to do what she loved. Since I knew more about healing through nutrition, early posts on my […]

Walking in Beauty

As we grow older, it becomes clear that balance is the key to health. The hope is that our inner and outer worlds gradually come into alignment and whatever emotional healing that needed to occur to live happy, productive lives will have happened. At least, that’s the hope. The reality is that happiness often eludes […]

Ten Deep Breaths

You don’t have to dedicate a huge chunk of time to meditation. You can get stress relief with just ten deep breaths. To do it, sit down in a quiet place, close your eyes and breathe in slowly. Picture the air coming in through the nose and circling to the back of your throat. Exhale […]

Mindfulness 101

“Hakomi practically invented mindfulness in psychotherapy.” – Babette Rothschild, author of The Body Remembers Mindfulness is a term borrowed from Buddhism. It is a state of consciousness in which internal events are observed without judgment. By increasing our awareness of the present experience we surrender the need to resist it. This attitude of acceptance is […]

Take 10

People hear the word meditation and they think they need to go to a class, sit in lotus position, and say ‘om’.  Sometimes they think they don’t have enough time or that their mind is about as tamable as a drunken monkey.  Truth is, meditation comes in many forms.   Whatever gets your mind off your day.  Perhaps […]