Make moves to be whole, not to be “better”.

Do we really need to be better than we are? We are frequently plagued with expectations for ourselves to do better and to be better. Approaching ourselves through this lens, it is very difficult to come from a place of self-compassion, because we are viewing all of our imperfections and making plans for the "fixing" … Continue reading Make moves to be whole, not to be “better”.

The Whole Self Workshop Series is here!

Fun announcement! I'll be offering a Whole Self series at the Hannah Grimes Center in Keene from 5 - 6pm on Fridays, February 15th to March 8th. The series will consist of four one-hour-long workshops with a maximum of nine group members. It is recommended that group members sign up for all four workshops to … Continue reading The Whole Self Workshop Series is here!

Is the need for control always a bad thing? (Hint: no. It’s not.)

  "Why? Why do I care? Why do I need to make my bed upon rising? More importantly, how can I just roll with it?" I was texting with my friend on the subject of control. Like most regular adult humans, she's had a lifelong love/hate affair with control - wanting more of it in … Continue reading Is the need for control always a bad thing? (Hint: no. It’s not.)

In the New Year, resolve to reject the wagon.

  A thought to take us into 2019 (and beyond): What if we resolve (as we tend to do at this time of year) to move into the next year doing the best that we can, for ourselves and for others and for the planet, and call it a day? We don't need to wrestle … Continue reading In the New Year, resolve to reject the wagon.

Sharing is optional; reflection is mandatory.

Every year my good friend David has a party on the Winter Solstice. Friends gather at his place, sit around a bunch of lit candles, eat and drink delicious things, and take turns sharing about their year. Some of us opt not to share, and participate just by bearing witness to the others, which is … Continue reading Sharing is optional; reflection is mandatory.