Last week was filled with many emotions. The heartbreaking headlines about Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain and all of the following posts* by acquaintances, friends, and strangers describing their personal experiences with anxiety, depression, despair, and grief left me feeling a certain hard-to-explain heaviness. I’ve been there, maybe not to the same extent, but close enough to know … More Stretching Lessons: Waterfalls of Compassion May Be Required
I try to stay off Facebook first thing in the morning. I’ve learned it’s not a great way to start my day. But today I didn’t listen to my own advice. My phone was right there beside me while I was waiting for my coffee to brew. “Just a quick look,” I thought. I hit … More Why Can’t We Be Friends?
Angels Among Us It’s been a rough couple of months for my family. I haven’t been able to write about it in detail and share it yet, but I will. My husband’s only brother, Pete, was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident right after Thanksgiving. It shook our family’s foundation, as these … More Angels Among Us
Make Peace With Your Mind: How Mindfulness And Compassion Can Free You From Your Inner Critic Meditation teacher and therapist Mark Coleman begins his book with the chapter titled ‘Change is Possible.’ That simple statement acts as a beacon inviting the reader in closer to hear exactly what this change entails and what … More Make Peace With Your Mind