A quick way to find beauty and hope in this moment

A quick way to find beauty and hope in this moment

A former client asked me the other day how I managed to do book readings without being thrown back into trauma. “Oh no,” I answered, “I relive the scenes I read every time.” “But,” I continued, “It’s okay, and it’s all worth it. I think I’m reaching people and making...
Stop trying…

Stop trying…

I’m trying to stop trying. I know how weird and backwards that sounds. Just the fact that I’m focused on trying not to try has me still trying. This is what can be so slippery about the “grooves” in my brain and finding my way through and out. I am hyperaware of my...
Acceptance is the answer to all my problems

Acceptance is the answer to all my problems

Many, many years ago, when I was at an all-time low, someone shared with me page 449 of the Alcoholics Anonymous “big book.” “Read it,” they said. “Read it and reread it and reread it and remember it.” It reads like this: “And acceptance is the answer to all my...
You can’t shoot a cannon from a canoe

You can’t shoot a cannon from a canoe

I’m in the middle of a yoga class, doing my best to relax into the pose (which isn’t that easy, seeing as it’s a challenging, not relaxing, pose) and the teacher shares this thought. “You can’t shoot a cannon from a canoe,” he says, as we hold our reverse warrior...
(How) Are you taking care of yourself?

(How) Are you taking care of yourself?

Nearly every conversation I’m having with clients right now includes at least a few minutes about how they are (or are not) taking care of themselves. The conversation usually starts with my pointing out what is, to me, the obvious… “You know, it’s really hard right...