When you find yourself in turmoil, lost in confusion, hurting with the pain of something that has happened, unable to function normally, what do you do? This is what happens when most of my clients call to see me. Together we work through what has happened to find understanding, clarity and a way to move forward. We shine a light into a dark cave, where the unconscious has … [Read more...] about What do you do with turmoil, confusion, hurt and pain?
We have all had difficult experiences in our lives and for some, these imprint our brain and we are forever triggered. The part of our brain, the amygdala, that registers this stress response, can be put on red alert at all times, if the trauma has been severe. This leads to the experience of stress, worry and anxiety. And worst of all, it damages our number one need in life - … [Read more...] about What is your greatest need?
When I lived in California during the 80’s, I would spend time every summer at a place I called “Heaven on Earth”, TASSAJARA Zen Mountain Centerhttp://www.sfzc.org/tassajara/. It is nestled in the mountains of Carmel valley and is a Zen Buddhist Monastery. Tassajara opens up to the public during the summer months. I would go as a guest student and begin each day with meditation … [Read more...] about One step at a time
Just recently, I was talking with colleagues and friends about theme words in our lives. I thought about it… PRESENCE and MAGIC came to mind. With presence I have been learning that magic arises in every day life. Most of the modern day gurus and writers, e.g. Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Jon Kabat-Zinn are extolling the virtues of how being present, expands, enlightens and … [Read more...] about Where is your focus?
It’s been researched that we have up to 60,000 thoughts every day. The frightening thing is that the thoughts that preoccupied our mind yesterday are usually the same ones that fill our minds each and every day. Tony Robbins says, “Whatever we focus upon expands”. If we are feeling insecure, unsure, lacking in what we have or who we are, chances are we will be expanding … [Read more...] about Choose life