December 2, 2016

Breathing is necessary for life. It’s as simple as that. We can go without food and water for several days, but we can’t go without air for more than several minutes. Breathing is our most intimate companion that bookmarks the beginning and end of our lives. Given it’s constant presence and life giving nature, it’s worthy of our attention. Breathin...

July 19, 2016

Every moment of every day we’re confronted with an infinite array of stimuli to pay attention to — sights, sounds, objects, people, the running commentary in our heads, how we feel, the aches and pains in our bodies. 

How do we decide what to attend to? 

This is no small question, for the answer determines the quality of this moment. It determines th...

June 19, 2016

I first heard Rumi's poem, "The Guest House," on retreat twelve years ago. It's one of my favorite teachings on skillful relating to our thoughts, emotions, and sensations.

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them...

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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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