Mountain Retreat

I highly recommend it. Retreat that is. And atop a mountain with exquisite views of Nature’s majesty doesn’t hurt. Our day to day life is important. Our commitment to daily life is key. Sometimes, though, it’s really good to unplug and retreat from...

Mindfulness and Remembering 9/11

Today is September 11, 2012. We can’t help take pause and remember where we were on this day eleven years ago. My beloved step-daughter was given an assignment to interview her daddy and me about what we were doing and feeling on September 11, 2001. We sat at...

Mindfulness and Painful Emotions

Sometimes observations aren’t so gentle. Sometimes observations invoke pain and discomfort. This is when our mindfulness practice goes to a deeper level. When as a therapist I sit with a child in my office and see the damage an adult whom she trusted has done to...

Dealing With Anger Through Mindfulness

“When someone provokes your anger, the reason you get angry is because you hold onto how you think it should be. You’re denying how it is.” ~ Ram Dass ***Please note clients referenced in this article gave explicit permission to use their therapy...