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...
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...
RAIN DANCE

RAIN DANCE

There is a lovely acronym that’s been sprouting up in the lexicon of self-care and self-healing that I’ve found very useful. That acronym is RAIN. Tara Brach, a distinctive voice in Western Buddhism, is a terrific resource for exploring the RAIN process. Hmm....
The Phoenix Rising – Creativity and Life Force

The Phoenix Rising – Creativity and Life Force

In so many ways, following through on a creative project teaches a radical level of mindfulness and self-compassion, as well as the grace of ruthless, unconditional forgiveness. The creative process instills a remarkable ability to not only tolerate ambiguity and...
Self-Compassion: Making Peace with the Predator

Self-Compassion: Making Peace with the Predator

Mindfulness. Compassion. Self-Compassion. Yeah nice stuff!  I was at at the Department of Motor Vehicles acting a bit spacey and muddled by the time I got to the counter. The nice lady with the camera smiled at me and said, “Take your time. Be mindful.” I...