When we experience pain, we make it worse with the stories we tell ourselves about that pain. Those stories are the source of suffering. This is my biggest takeaway so far from the wonderful Here and Now program I'm doing through the Academy of Intuition. (Which I highly recommend.) Pain is inevitable. It's part of … Continue reading Don’t beat yourself up
When I was spent and dumb in the first weeks of motherhood I started listening to a meditation series from Deepak Chopra. Sitting on the weathered wooden deck of my parents' rental home in Maine, I earnestly absorbed his instruction to tune into the spaces between my thoughts. My imagination conjured what those spaces would … Continue reading Exploring the space between
I throw off the sweaty blanket. My temples throb. I dream that I'm explaining to my husband why I need to leave for work early. I'm not sure if I'm awake or asleep. I might as well get up. Into the bathroom. Wash my face. Apply my warpaint. I need it lately, to feel strong. … Continue reading That time I put on all my makeup at 4:30am
Lately when I wake up in the morning, and I feel the weight of things, I say to myself, “Maybe I can"...
Travel equals hope.
Maybe you've told yourself there's no escape from the fight-or-flight survival mode that your life has become. I think there's an alternative.
Why do we work so hard to talk ourselves out of knowing the things that we know, deep down, to be true?
Taking a page from improv: When you're vulnerable, it creates more intimacy, and propels you forward.