I am going to give you a beautiful challenge for 2017! Are you ready? I challenge you to cultivate affection for your meditation practice! Did your face scrunch up a little as you wondered how affection and meditation could possibly ...Continue Reading → Share
One of my students shared this lovely story with me about her vacation in Japan.
“My friend and I were rushing all over Tokyo in search of the perfect restaurant, perfect store, perfect whatever….. and my friend stopped me in my tracks. “Kathleen, how about ...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 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
By Carol Hendershot
“The willingness to show up changes us, It makes us a little braver each time.” Brene’ Brown
I don’t know how many times I’ve agonized over that question or a similar one like, “I really screwed that up, what made me yell at him like that?” or “I know I’m right about this, why can’t she see it?” or “I wonder ...Continue Reading → Share