Loving Ourselves First

How do we earn our own love? This has been on my mind lately, as it seems to be a recurring theme within my patients.  And yet if we look closely enough, we likely find that it is a recurring theme within all of our lives, or the lives of our loved ones. In fact,

Falling Asleep

Tonight, I laid down with my son to put him to sleep.  We don’t often do this, but tonight was somehow different.  I laid down next to him, and rubbed his back. “Can you stay until I fall asleep?,” he asked. “Well…I can stay for a few more minutes.  But then I have to go

My Two Hands

As a student of meditation, I realize I find tremendous strength in stillness.  In silence, I find the ability to surrender to the present moment, fully.  In solitude, I am able to be with myself in a way that is new…deeply present, kind, and loving.  I am learning how to meet whatever arises within me

Starting Small

I don’t know about you, but I often feel overwhelmed by the state of affairs these days.  I feel overwhelmed by the dishes that are piling up in my sink, or the weekend trip to Michael’s for the upcoming school project.  I feel overwhelmed by the current election craziness or the number of orphans in