Mindfulness & Wellbeing

Building Trust, Turning Toward the Difficult

Yesterday I went to visit a colleague and friend of mine, a clinical psychologist who has been developing a livelihood that embodies her passion…horses. She is renting a beautiful farm that has two barns with spacious, clean stalls… Read More

Mindfulness, Empathy and Doctors

Recently I’ve been dealing with a cancer scare. Getting an accurate diagnosis necessitated going to half a dozen doctors and an equal number of technicians for a variety of tests. Throughout this process I became highly aware of… Read More

Mindful

Last weekend when I was picking my husband up at the hospital and trying to find a parking space, I missed the aisle I wanted to turn on and backed up (unfortunately without looking carefully in my rearview… Read More

Befriending Self-Doubt

Alone An “off trail” hike over gargantuan red boulders dropped in the desert as if by some God. Filled with trepidation at the suggestion to stray… yet, afraid to say, “no”. Scrambling over, under & around smooth edged… Read More

Stand Within the Chaos

Can you bring to mind a time when someone gave you the precious gift of truly listening to you? Deep into your heart? Maybe it was a moment of deep despair, or just a moment of confusion. Beneath… Read More

Mindfulness and Dementia

I see the tall pine trees, the fleck of color, a cardinal. It makes me think of my aunt, a bird watcher all her life. I remember the simple things. I remember sitting by her kitchen window with… Read More

Being in the Now

To experience the world in the present moment, we need to step out of our mental concepts and use all our senses to directly experience life as it unfolds moment by moment.

Be Still

In a moment of deep despair In a moment of conflict In a moment of joy and celebration In a moment of frustration In a moment of anxiety

Transformation

Does a caterpillar look at a butterfly and say: “What’s wrong with me?” or “I’m so ugly, I wish I could look like that.” I doubt it. A caterpillar lives his caterpillar life moment-by-moment allowing the transformation to happen… Read More