April 10, 2017

Not all edges are alike. 

In my experience, there are the hard edges — impenetrable, brick walls — that resist our efforts to climb over, around, or through and leave us scraped and bloodied and crumpled in a heap. 

And then there are the amorphous edges — bottomless wells — that swallow and drown us with the lack of orienting ground. We ma...

February 21, 2017

The unbidden visitor may come anytime, but late night after tasks are done and the house is quiet seems to be her favorite. Whether due to relaxation or exhaustion, habits of mental chatter and physical bracing that normally keep the unacceptable parts of ourselves at bay relax. We let down our guard.

And so she arrives.

Her costumes are infinite...

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...

October 4, 2016

One of the kindest gifts we can offer ourselves throughout the day is the gift of a sacred a pause. The invitation is to interrupt our habitual ways of thinking and feeling and make contact with awareness, a state that David Rome calls grounded aware presence.

The following exercise only takes a few minutes and can be done any time, any where....

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....

April 17, 2016

We all have a grand narrative, the story of our lives. This story tends to be composed of our thoughts, a palate of colorful emotions, and a rich array of bodily sensations. We take it for granted that this narrative is “me.” There is a way in which this narrative is me, but is it all of me? Various wisdom schools invite us to contemplate our felt...

Please reload

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.”

If you like what you read please share it on Facebook and/or subscribe. When you subscribe you'll get new posts by email, and you can hit reply to send me any questions and comments. 

Featured Posts

February 21, 2017

January 21, 2017

September 20, 2016

September 3, 2016

August 4, 2016

Please reload

Post Titles