Do you have a relationship you have almost written off? That feels just too hard? One of our dear clients knew that pain well and also yearned for connection. Please see what’s been possible in Ginny’s life. For years, I kept my mom at arms’ length. I wanted to change her, and to protect everyone[…]
Have you started writing your letter to Santa yet? Here is something very important to ask for: a peaceful heart, one free of judgment and pain. Why, you ask? Because when your heart is peaceful, the whole world is brighter, every task becomes easier, kindness and love are your experiences. The problem, of course, is[…]
Love and thanksgiving go hand in hand. Think about it. When you love someone deeply, gratitude naturally bubbles up. Right now, think of a person who touches your heart, who makes your life wondrous. Breathe. You are now in the arms of gratitude. As a matter of fact, when gratitude is the song in your[…]
Holidays are coming. Are you ready? What a time for celebration! And yet, and yet…. There may be friends, neighbors or family members that we consider “difficult,” or even dread seeing. It is easy to focus on what separates us. However, it is possible not to get frazzled or anxious. What if, instead, we focused[…]
Last time we spoke about the magic of the breath turning an upside-down moment right-side up. Here are additional benefits of the breath. When our breath is relaxed in a state of equilibrium, the stage is set for us to: experience contentment expand our vision make clear decisions, and engage with people in sincere, benevolent[…]
“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” Jean Jacques Rousseau In the 1930s my dad was a student at CoIlege of the Pacific. He and his fraternity brothers decided to put some research to the test. They’d heard plants were affected by how people talked to them: with kind, encouraging talk[…]
We recently arrived back from a fantastic conference where the hosts treated each person as a special guest. What a lovely experience. There were many, many gifts (cup, tee-shirt, ice cream, and on and on.) But that wasn’t what made us feel really special. It was their sincerity in being so glad to meet us,[…]
Faced with overwhelm, how might you breathe easier? Sometimes all you need to do is flip your perspective.
We know that truth springs out of the mouths of babes. We can watch this video to see how these dear innocent ones are our teachers.
Good relationships require that we show up as our best self. For a while Nasrudin worried about each little mistake he had made in his life. Sometimes he would fret out loud over some minor characteristic flaw he had noticed in himself. His wife tried to console him. “Don’t worry so much. After all, nobody’s[…]