An Awakening Experience

I was sitting in my garden when I said ‘yes’. I felt completely at peace for the first time in years and experienced a deep knowing that all would be well. The moment was fleeting but I seemed to see with a newly found clarity that comes from a change in perspective. I’ve thought aboutContinue reading “An Awakening Experience”

Awakenings Happen Every Day

Each morning, we have an opportunity to do more than just wake up. We can truly awaken to reality. Awakenings represent a shift in our perspective. Instead of choosing to live in denial and demanding that everything be as we want it to be, we choose to see everything as it is. We decide toContinue reading “Awakenings Happen Every Day”

Pay Attention When Awareness Knocks

You once told meYou wanted to findYourself in the world –And I told you toFirst apply within,To discover the worldwithin you. You once told meYou wanted to saveThe world from all its wars –And I told you toFirst save yourselfFrom the world,And all the warsYou put yourselfThrough. APPLY WITHIN by Suzy Kassem This poem perfectlyContinue reading “Pay Attention When Awareness Knocks”

Let’s Talk about Shame

“Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough.“ ~ Brené Brown “If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.” There are so many wonderful quotes available about shame that I could just devote this whole blog to that andContinue reading “Let’s Talk about Shame”

When I Look in the Mirror, Who Do I See?

Who Am I? This is a huge question that is difficult to answer because during any life, we find ourselves playing many different roles – one at a time or all at once. So the question of how I identify myself requires consideration, self-compassion and a willingness to hold my identities loosely. My therapist makesContinue reading “When I Look in the Mirror, Who Do I See?”