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Vote. Breathe. Find the good: Three ways to be okay with the future, whoever wins.

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in Blog, Mindfulness Training, Personal Coaching, Spiritual Shifts | 2 comments

Vote. Breathe. Find the good: Three ways to be okay with the future, whoever wins.

As a psychologist and personal coach who often assigns “news vacations” to clients, I am ashamed to admit that I’ve needed one for a while, and yet I haven’t taken one. The truth is, I’ve gotten caught up. Whereas morning rituals of the past involved a steaming cup of coffee and taking a peaceful 15 minutes to mindfully enjoy its nuances, this past year, and particularly these past six months, my oversized unicorn mug (which says “f**king magical”, by the way) sits, cooling and underappreciated, while I read headlines, articles, and poll stats, and...

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Happy thanks giving: starting a gratitude practice

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Blog, Mindfulness Training, Personal Coaching, Spiritual Shifts | 0 comments

Happy thanks giving: starting a gratitude practice

I can’t believe I let this happen again. It’s been nearly another year since my last blog post. And yet, what I find most disturbing is not that I haven’t blogged in so long, but that the year is almost over. I’ve only just gotten used to writing the five in “2015”, and in just a few short weeks, I have to start getting used to a six. They say that time moving faster is a sign of getting older, but I have several young clients  (by young I mean college-aged) and these kids are telling me that they’re finding that time is moving at an unsettling pace...

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And have you been ten times dazzled yet today?

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Blog, Mindfulness Training, Personal Coaching, Spiritual Shifts | 0 comments

And have you been ten times dazzled yet today?

Greetings, dear ones. Check it out– a blog post mere days after the last.  Hurrah! My daily walks are typically in the morning, but yesterday, in the afternoon–still very much the sweaty part of the day in Tucson’s October– I felt the sudden need to go outside and walk slowly around the neighborhood. I just needed to stop what I was doing that very moment (feeling full of gratitude that I often have the freedom to do so) and get myself out into the air.  Something was supposed to be seen, to be found. I just felt it– that knowing, coursing through me. Though...

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An autumnal offering

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Blog, Mindfulness Training, Personal Coaching, Spiritual Shifts | 0 comments

An autumnal offering

Okay, so I’m a little late on ushering in the new season.  Just under a month.  But!  At least it hasn’t been a whole year since my last blog post.  And how is your leaping going, by the way? I’m taking just a little moment here to talk about what it means to allow ourselves– bodies, minds, hearts, spirits– to move into this new season.  Summer is a season of activity, of movement.  It is a more masculine, a more yang time.  A time of drive, of feeling that thrust, if you will, that moves us forward into our days; the sun, rising earlier and setting later and...

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All that you think is rain is not

Posted by on Jun 19, 2012 in Blog, Mindfulness Training | 0 comments

All that you think is rain is not

Wet, wet, wet! Another rainy, gray day here in Bellingham, which comes as no surprise to the local ‘Hamsters, to be sure. But, with less than a week remaining before the longest day of the year and the birth of summer (and the minutes of daily sunlight dwindling from that point forward), the natives are getting restless, including myself. A friend of mine and I have been text messaging each other lately on days such as these, attempting to console one another. In reading these notes, one would think that we were living under Sylvia Plath’s bell jar: Her: Where is our F*$%ing sun? Me: Must....

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