Self-Love and Healing Trauma

Self-Love and Healing Trauma

“I hugged myself and told myself I loved myself.” These are the words said by one of my counseling clients when he reported a moment he was feeling bad and struggling to stay centered. ┬áIt brought tears to my eyes. As a child he was terribly abused and...
Surrender

Surrender

I surrender to this unknown, to this worry bouncing in my heart I embrace this imperfect person with strong arms and say I am with you, you are ok, you are loved How can words like this stay standing when we have fallen? Because they are needed to remind us of our...

Made out of Love

When you are feeling out of sorts hold on, hold on When you act in ways that are not from your center, come back, come back, there is strength to support your return When you are overcome with sadness and crying, greet your tears with gentleness, let some light from...

I am Free Here

I accept what is. I shine the light of kindness to touch what is happening. I rest in the place beyond struggle. I soften into the place that is open, and wide, that lovingly holds this being. I am free here. I am loved here. I see the pure heart within the coverings...

My First Noble Silence Retreat

My retreat was 5 days long, held in the Buddhist Tradition of Noble Silence at Cloud Mountain which is beautiful. There was no talking unless it was to the teacher in the few spaces when that was possible. I wanted this. I wanted quiet, deep quiet, as I long for more...