What is that something that brings you the most joy? Is it a solitary activity, like quiet walks in nature or painting? Or are other people needed to participate, as in dancing or playing games? Is it still and quiet, … Read more
The modern dictionary defines “kindness” as being good, benevolent, humane, and gentle. Now consider the Buddhist definition: loving benevolence. Let’s delve deeper; what is benevolence? Goodwill, charity, a desire to do good.
Now that we have a context, it is … Read more
Living an authentic life means that we are living closer to our souls. We are no longer carrying the desires others have for us, whether well-intended or not. We are no longer “whittling away” the parts of ourselves pieces we … Read more
For all the value of one-on-one therapy, the therapeutic group experience can be even more transformative. The very personal nature of the sharing and feedback of group members, as well as the input from a group facilitator, provide an experience … Read more
Kindness begets kindness. And if the seed of kindness is within us, then we must nurture it by paying attention to cues from others as well as ourselves.
We communicate in so many ways, verbally and non-verbally, face-to-face and virtually. … Read more
Many of us go about our days in our normal routines, not consciously aware of our thoughts. How much time might you spend in a day worrying about something?
- I need this sale to go through. What if it doesn’t?
When you walk through a cluttered home, filled every which way with items that are not used or needed, it’s easy to trip or fall. And the same is true of mental and spiritual clutter – when the mind is … Read more
There is an increasing understanding of the role animal companions can play in our mental and physical well-being. On a basic level, regular interaction with an animal companion is known to improve our emotional state, cognitive function and social ease. … Read more
Last month we discussed the importance of having supportive guidance during a divorce process. Let’s address the steps that may precede divorce – obtaining support to decide if a marriage can be saved.
Almost all of us carry wounds from … Read more