When my children were little, sometimes they hurt themselves in the course of their play. It usually was nothing very urgent or grave, but almost always, they came to show me their little wounds. Sometimes they needed water to clean
Sometimes things are just hard. Uncertainty can be hard, I wrote about that last time. But sometimes certainty can, too. Like when my client, I’ll call her Kayla, learned that her 5 year-old daughter will be in
On retreat we offered attentiveness and reverence to the landscape, an energetic gift for the land, but also a gift for ourselves that is always accessible.
Goals and resolutions are externally focused, but setting intentions is a better way to set guidelines for the life you want in the new year.
It’s winter in the northern hemisphere, a time of short days and long nights. If we didn’t live in an artificially lit world, we would be turning inward, inclined to slow down and reflect, quietly sipping something warm before a
A few years ago, I offered to coach people to find ways to have more conscious, meaningful holidays. Through that experience I got to see, close up and in a multiplicity of ways how, even with the best intentions, those
When my children were babies, I remember watching their feelings take over their bodies. Delight, bliss, exhaustion, fury would just wash over my child. Sometimes I felt a little envious of how flowing and free the process seemed. Babies do
Sometimes we miss seeing possibilities that are right in front of us. I’d been playing Rummykub with my son, a game with tiles that requires players to build ladders of numbers or form groups by numbers. It had been a
There are so many large and small decisions we make every day without being aware of them as choices. Without measuring their cost and benefit. That’s no way to feel any sense of balance! We say yes to things because
Have you found yourself feeling thankful for clarity about what you need to be working on? I have a dear friend, whose daughter has had trouble reading throughout elementary school, in spite of everyone’s best efforts to help her