by Carol Hendershot
Developing a meditation practice can have a powerful impact on our lives, relationships, and well-being. And, it can be challenging and difficult!
I know it was for me; I can’t tell you how many ...Continue Reading → Share
Every year on December 31, I spend some time reflecting on the past year. And then, like a lot of you, I look forward to what I want to accomplish in the next 365 days. There is never any lack of possible projects to take on, but this year my focus is different.
This year I want to focus on discovering my ...Continue Reading → Share
“To the beginner there are many possibilities, to the expert, few.” Shunryu Suzuki Roshi
It’s December 31 and I haven’t made even one New Year’s resolution yet. It’s not that haven’t thought about it, actually that’s all I’ve been thinking about today.
Some of the possible candidates have included: losing 5 pounds, sending out ...Continue Reading → Share
by Carol Hendershot
Life is just hard sometimes. We get sad, angry, frustrated, lonely, and afraid.
If you’re like me you will do everything and anything you can to avoid the pain. Have a glass of wine, get lost in Facebook, go shopping, or eat ten doughnuts. If only all those tactics worked, but they don’t. The feelings don’t go away they just get buried for a while, take their vitamins, and get ready to erupt in a Mount Vesuvius kind of ...Continue Reading → Share
By April Hadley, LLMSW
“Sweetheart. You are struggling. Relax. Take a breath and then we will figure out what to do.”
I love these words from long-time meditation teacher, Sylvia Boorstein, for two reasons: 1) They challenge me; and 2) they contain the three essential elements of self-compassion.
Let’s start with the first reason. I am challenged to the core by ...Continue Reading → Share
By April Hadley LLMSW
Imagine a world where each time you messed up or said something mean, you yelled, “My amygdala made me do it!” Although that may sound funny, it could be just the thing to help you step back from reactivity and take more responsibility for your actions.
The amygdala is the portion of the brain responsible for sounding the alarm when ...Continue Reading → Share
By Carol Hendershot
“If you don’t change direction, you’ll end up going in the same direction.” Yogi Berra
I love this quote by Yogi Berra, because it reminds me that I actually have to do things differently to get a different result. As the old adage goes, “If you do what you did, you get what you got.”
That’s ...Continue Reading → Share