31 12, 2015

Offering Chant

By | December 31st, 2015|Love, Prayers|0 Comments

by Lama Gyurme & Jean-Phillipe Rykiel All forms appearing in the vast three thousand worlds I offer as the supreme mudra of body. Please grant the siddhi of unchanging form. All sound, and sources of sound, appearing in the vast three thousand worlds I offer as the supreme mudra of speech. Please grant the siddhi [...]

29 12, 2015

Hurt no more

By | December 29th, 2015|Anger, Desire, Grief, Love, Mindfulness, Pain, Relationship, Therapy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

I must have been eleven or twelve when I saw this film. What I remember most vividly about it were the main characters: grown men and women actors with the voices of young children.  And not only that, they also behaved like children: they bickered, grabbed, pulled hair, pouted and threw tantrums when something wasn't [...]

11 10, 2015

Mindfully angry

By | October 11th, 2015|Anger, Love, Mindfulness, Relationship|0 Comments

Anger is something we all deal with. But how we deal with it is different from one person to another. Some of my clients are really good at bottling it up. They turn their anger inward and become depressed, passive aggressive, or ill with inflammatory disease. These are clients who tend to choose their words [...]

18 09, 2015

13+1 things to live by

By | September 18th, 2015|Desire, Love, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Last week I turned 50. I am still letting this sink in but am finding it overall very suitable. You made it, my husband and friends told me. Made what? To mid-life, would be an obvious answer. Closer to retirement. To a point in time where I can see my children making it on their [...]

20 05, 2015

Keep watering

By | May 20th, 2015|Fertility, Love, Therapy|0 Comments

  Did you know that bamboo grown for timber takes three years to germinate and sprout? Three years the bamboo farmer needs to water the seed, every day. For a thousand days, the farmer needs to show up and water the ground, not knowing when a green sprout breaks through the ground or if it [...]

10 02, 2015

It’s okay. To feel sorry. For yourself.

By | February 10th, 2015|Love, Pain|0 Comments

As adults, we are quick to brush off feelings of hurt. In public, we cover them up with a smile or a wave of the hand. It's not that bad, really. In private too, we may dismiss when we feel misunderstood, put down or overlooked. Instead of letting ourselves have our feelings, we tell ourselves [...]

30 01, 2015

Fearless You

By | January 30th, 2015|Birth, Fear, Love, Pain|0 Comments

When people come to therapy, they usually come because they are in pain. Life hurts, and it hurts more than they alone can handle. But while pain brings them to counseling, it is often not the pain that needs to be changed. It is the fear that engenders it. Pain is not a bad thing. [...]

23 09, 2014

Love, In Remission

By | September 23rd, 2014|Love, Relationship|0 Comments

When sadness knocks on your door because the one you love has turned away, become friends with your tears. Sit in your car without starting the engine, and wait for the downpour. When it comes, accept that water is wet. Accept that your heart is heavy and that you don't want to live without the [...]