Soften the Belly and Let Grief Breathe

Soften the Belly and Let Grief Breathe

From the moment we are born we are grieving. We know we’re going to die. We know everyone we love is going to die. We have memories of times that didn’t work out well at all, sometimes from the cause of others, sometimes from our own doings. So the strategy of our...
Let Love Have a Peek

Let Love Have a Peek

Inwardly, in our heart of hearts, whether dressed in costume or fully naked, let love have a peek. Being seen, being real, can be a huge relief. I’m still learning how to look inside myself with a more open heart, and still there are some days when it’s harder than...
Let the Rain Fall      

Let the Rain Fall      

So how do we deal with stormy weather in our lives? There’s no simple answer for that, but there are a lot of things that can help—friends, prayer, acceptance, endurance, perseverance, exercise, meditation, mindfulness. And we don’t have to take it so seriously all...
The Forever Sessions

The Forever Sessions

In peace we remember who we are, and from peace we can ask the questions that strike more closely to the heart, and we can become patient and quiet enough to become the answer. There’s true magic in each one of us, and I honor and support the regions of the heart that...
River Medicine

River Medicine

Mountains, deserts, rivers, rocks, unobstructed skies, the music of water, wind, soil and life. I’d like to talk about how nature is medicine for me. I’ll begin with an anecdote I came across about a couple of experiments that UC Berkeley professor Dr. Dacher Keltner,...
Safety and Sanctuary

Safety and Sanctuary

I’ve been lethargic in the writing of this piece. After a few brief forays, poking and pecking at what might become “The Next Blog,” Megan my brilliant Webmaster told me to “Get on it,” but more diplomatically. I went to Grand Junction in Colorado for a dental...
Thoughts About Shadow

Thoughts About Shadow

The Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Jung, coined the term “shadow.” Psychologically, “shadow” refers to unresolved beliefs and feelings repressed within our unconscious as a means of protection. The unconscious is…well, unconscious. Hidden from view. Because these...
The Power of Grief. The Power of Love.

The Power of Grief. The Power of Love.

Well, a lot has been happening since my last post. I started this article on January 10 2021, five days after the mob attacked the capital. Two months later I’m on it again. Even as I’ve been diligently avoiding writing this blog, I’ve still taken time here and...
Ready to Be Made Ready

Ready to Be Made Ready

A dear student of mine sent me an email with some concerns regarding his decision to move towards work in the area of healing. He feels he’s made for such work and I agree with him. He is highly empathic and has a deep aching to help relieve people’s suffering. I’ve...