Friendship

Friendship

Friendship has surfaced in conversation with clients lately, and in all honesty, has been challenging for me over the years. As an only and an introvert shaped by parents who required my undivided attention (to co-regulate their dysregulated selves) being with others...
A matter of time

A matter of time

Despite being a writer of non-fiction, I prefer to lose myself in well written fiction (especially Kate Atkinson’s). So when I come across something un-put-down-able, the type that has me say, nay shout, “everyone should read this book”! I’m compelled to share....
Staylistening

Staylistening

Do you ever have the experience of a word, a single word, resonating so deeply that something seems to actually shift inside? It happened to me recently. I heard the word staylistening. Instantaneously something settled inside and I knew that’s what I would have...
Practice makes permanent

Practice makes permanent

Witnessing moments of mastery bring joy to my heart. That lovely sense of being uplifted, emotion rising, tears threatening, heart swelling…it’s a sense of being buoyed up toward something beyond our earthly plane. I happened upon Pink’s performance on BBC’s Graham...
Deep Focus

Deep Focus

Beyond the kind of stillness produced by fear-freezing, most of us have the capacity to be still, at least for a while. Some less so. I’m curious about this ability we have, especially as it relates to focus and presence, given these are my areas of key concern and...
Waiting can be good

Waiting can be good

“When your wings have suddenly and unexpectedly been clipped, maybe, just maybe, there’s more to learn by staying where you are.”Author unknown Someone I care about recently shared this at a time when they didn’t want to be in that...
Celebrating Snowdrops and Synergy

Celebrating Snowdrops and Synergy

I love quotes from wise folk, and my blogs are often inspired by one or another from my extensive collection. I’ve decided to use one of my own this month. Part of me is quite surprised by this decision, but I’m simply trusting the sense of rightness. “[One of Eugene]...
Our Deepest Fear

Our Deepest Fear

”Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to...
Acceptance

Acceptance

“Acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation – some fact of my life – unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or...
Word of the Year

Word of the Year

I’ve never liked New Year’s Resolutions. Starting out the year with an almost guaranteed disappointment doesn’t make much sense to me. So when a friend told me about Word of the Year, the idea really resonated. I’ve enjoyed planning one each year for over a decade now...
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