December 20, 2017

Ask for what you want.

That’s the mantra of many self-help books and mainstream American culture. Get clear on what you want, what you value, and manifest it. There are many tools of manifestation ranging from SMART goals, vision boards, and deep invocation with prayer, dance, and sage. There’s nothing wrong with asking for what you want. In fact,...

October 19, 2016

Anxiety. It shows up differently for each of us — as intrusive thoughts, fear, worry, nervousness, tension, unease — but it seems we all have it. 

There are the big worries that keep us up at night (e.g., am I good enough? is this the right career? should I stay in this relationship?). There are the little worries that come and go each day (e.g., di...

August 4, 2016

What's the difference between clients who do well in therapy and those who don't? According to Eugene Gendlin, successful therapy clients listen to their bodies.

Specifically, Gendlin's research found that successful therapy clients reference their bodies in the moment as they talk about their problems. These clients say things like, “I have...

July 3, 2016

We all have an inner knowing -- an innate wisdom and deep intelligence -- that's available to us when we slow down and listen closely to ourselves. This isn’t the knowing we get from our repetitive thoughts or reactive feelings. This is flesh and bone knowing. It's connected to our bodies and speaks our truth. This is listening, per St. Benedict, t...

May 17, 2016

Our greatest longing is to be seen, felt, and loved by another. To deeply connect. To have our whole self met -- body to body, heart to heart, mind to mind. To be fully embraced exactly as we are. This kind of meeting is life-giving. And yet, how rare it is that we encounter this gift of attuned attention, presence, and connection with another....

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About this blog

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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