Category Archives: Compassion

Princess Leia and Me

The end of 2016 was rapidly approaching and as typically happens, I was looking back over the past year and ruminating. However, my deliberations were not the usual “what shall I release and what shall I envision” type. They were mostly feverish reruns of the past, due to a rather nasty bout of the flu…
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What Does Hope Ask of You?

“Hope” is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all - And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard - And sore must be the storm - That could abash the little Bird That kept so many…
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The Truth No One Told Me: I Am Alone

I was chatting with friend the other day about our evolutionary spiritual journey, and I shared with her that to make further progress in my effort to integrate both my shadow material and my noble/Soul-self, I knew I would have to acknowledge an Ugly Truth: deep at the heart of human existence is the reality…
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The Radical Practice of Giving Up Hope

Perhaps like me you have been fighting to hold on to your hope for a better future in the face of what may seem like a world gone mad with no leadership in sight able to get our systems back on course. How often have we been told, "Don't lose hope!" But I have come to…
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The Gift of Button Pushers

As we move through the holidays, many of us are finding ourselves facing the usual stress associated with this time of year. Whether it's financial stress, change of seasons, loss of light, time with our family of origin, or temptation to drink or eat in unhealthy ways, we often find our buttons being pushed. And now,…
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The Power of Self-Compassion

In the Q Process, we are asked to feel compassion for that part of ourselves that has shown up for healing. It can be easy to overlook this vital step, to merely check it off on the worksheet or stay on a more intellectual level of understanding, rather than actually taking a moment to sink…
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An Honest Look at my Inner Yeller

Honesty Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi A few years back my husband and I were having a picnic dinner together. My daughter was spending the week with her grandparents and we had settled…
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What if we have it all Wrong?

What if We Have it All Wrong? Have you ever noticed how easy it is to become attached to your favorite possessions? Maybe it's the broach your grandmother left you, or the dream car you finally bought, or the Mother's Day card your child made in kindergarten. The thought of losing a treasured possession like…
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