4 Steps to Get off the Mental Hamster Wheel

Is your mind stuck running on an inner hamster wheel that you can’t get off of? Perhaps you wake up at night obsessing: “am I in the right job? is this really my calling?” Or you question your relationship: “what if she’s not right for me? what if I’m settling?” Perhaps you focus on bad things happening: “what if my loved one gets hurt in some way (e.g., abused, kidnapped, sick, killed)?” Your mind goes round and round with these intrusive thoughts leaving you stressed out and exhausted. What are intrusive thoughts? We all have hundreds of thoughts that dart through our minds every day. What makes a thought intrusive is that it tends to be 1) repetitive, 2) emotionally gripping, and 3) it

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Welcome! You'll find a mix of writings here about cultivating an embodied life. Some posts are educational topics I teach in therapy. Others reflect on awareness, compassion and radical intimacy with the present moment as helpful dispositions in navigating life.

My intention, no matter what the subject, is to support your unique unfolding toward greater wholeness, creativity, and aliveness. As Howard Thurman says, '“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

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