Grounding is the feeling of being physically and energetically connected to Earth. Our bodies are both matter and energy, and even though gravity is always pulling us downward toward the earths surface, we may have lost or never developed a strong energetic connection....

August 22, 2018

Most everyone who has been through a breakup knows the anguish that accompanies heartbreak. The truth is few of us escape the pain, it's part of the human condition. In How To Heal A Broken Heart Part 1 we looked at some of the ways our physiology plays a role in our r...

Heartbreak is universal, few of us escape it. I've certainly had my share. Years ago, after a particularly painful breakup with weeks spent ruminating as to why the relationship hadn't worked out, I realized I was dwelling on all that had been right with us while ignor...

February 12, 2018

I first realized the physical imprint trauma is capable of leaving on one's heart years ago while lying on a massage table receiving Reiki. A vivid image appeared in my minds eye of my own hearts radiance struggling to break through the cracks of a dark opaque outer sh...

November 3, 2017

Given the many challenges this past year has bestowed upon us it is more important than ever to not loose sight of who we are at our core, our intrinsic nature, our essence. The word essence can be viewed as ones soul, our innate defining substance, as interchangeable...

My last post explored the value of self knowledge, including understanding our defenses, noting that as we look inward with curiosity we strengthen our self-awareness, gaining a greater sense of integrity, and the freedom to mindfully take action rather than to mindles...

    

There's no disputing that you are the expert on you, you know yourself better than anyone else, so who are you? Do you have a clear sense of yourself and of how others see you? What drives your behavior, your actions and decisions? Do you know what your s...

February 26, 2017

As a psychotherapist I've sat with many individuals feeling overwhelmed by or fearing the state of being alone. Some are in relationships, yet struggling to feel connection. Others are fairly new to the area with unfamiliar roommates, or have suddenly found themselves...

January 19, 2017

There are two things necessary to weaken the inner critics impact. We need to learn to disidentify from the critics negative messages, and to accept this part of ourselves, to make friends. As you do so the attacks will soften and grow less frequent.

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One of the most dramatic shifts along my journey from complex trauma toward a more integrated and embodied sense of self came when I first received Reiki, a form of energy healing originating in Japan. Reiki practitioners tune into universal life force energy or qi ("c...

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