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Progress, not Perfection

Like a lot of us, I was scared of my shadow side, even hiding it from myself. My old tapes didn’t allow me to be anything less than perfect. Of course, as a human being, I always was less than [...]

Beyond Separation and Judgment

Have you noticed that in our shame-oriented culture we tend to judge everything and everyone? These assessments come so naturally that we barely notice them. One glance and we estimate that an [...]

Transforming Shame

Most of us don’t want to talk about shame. But the fact is, we live in a shame culture. And so, even if we don’t talk about shame, all of us—at least here in the West—experience and live with [...]

Who Owns Your Feelings?

Like most people, I used to believe that others had the power to “make me” feel a certain way, and it was a revelation to learn this is not so. And like most people, I resisted the idea at first, [...]

The Drinking Bowl

A friend of mine whose father was a mountain climber shared some wisdom from his experiences that has inspired a great analogy. Her dad loved to climb a particular mountain in New Zealand that [...]

Feelings Are Meant to be Felt!

No one has to tell you we live in tumultuous times. Conversations with my clients, students, and friends reveal that they are finding it a challenge to be in a peaceful and loving state.

Overcoming fear with compassion

No one has to tell you we live in tumultuous times. Conversations with my clients, students, and friends reveal that they are finding it a challenge to be in a peaceful and loving state.

Ho’oponopono

Since turmoil and unrest continues in many places around the world, I want to share with you a practice that I've found hugely helpful and healing. To be honest, when I first heard of it, I [...]

The Three Brains

Did you know that you actually have three brains, and not just one? We have even more brain cells (neurons) in our heart complex and in our gut than we do in our head brain.