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.  It 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...

Pizza Party

I have a long painful history with parking tickets. When I turned 40 on the top of my new decade list was no more parking tickets! I got several each year until then. I knew I needed to let this parking ticket pattern go and being a mature woman now I knew I had what...

Party Crasher

One of the things I love about being a therapist is practicing and living what I help others with. Self-Compassion practice helps me to create a habit of loving kindness, a commitment to call love to meet what is present. When pain is present sometimes it hurts and is...

Field of Dasies

I am crying on behalf of my innocence, for the sweetness that gets swallowed by choices made from a wounded heart. I want you to see me. See the me that is not defined by my mistakes. See the me that is learning not to be bound by my suffering or stuck in the way it...

Breathing Our Dreams into Being

“The Future Belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”                  Eleanor Roosevelt 10 Steps to Breathing our Dreams into Being What is your Dream? Name it and Claim it. Write it Down. What are the actions needed to make this dream...

Like Love

Waiting for you like a bird waits for its morning song Like a wolf waits for a full moon Waiting for you with a heart so open the whole world could fit inside it Waiting for you like the shore waits for the wave Like a star waits for its wish Shining light on every...

New Tracks

I walked down the road where it was mean and cold, old thought patterns started to flow. I had compassion in my satchel, and love calmed the battle and forgiveness soothed my soul. I want to do right and always feel loved I ache when I feel I fail I think about...

Liberating Through Self Love

It is important to acknowledge and celebrate our growth.  I celebrate the force of love with in me that shows up with consistency and power to soothe and support my experience. Self-love is now my first defense when hurting. Numbing, self-judgment, questioning my...

Sleeping With Acceptance

Last night I slept with Acceptance I tossed and turned. “Share your blanket with me.” Requested Acceptance. “Ok.” I said slowly and with a slight scowl. Acceptance got more comfortable. It welcomed me to rest. I resisted, I surrendered, I...

Rest and Breathe

Rest Rest and Breath Rest and Be Relax into open skies with softening eyes Comforting winds of surrender meet your skin Peace invites you in  Your worries remember they are not the most important things and words begin to sing: Rest  Rest and Breathe Rest and Be ...

Come Little One

Come little one, into the light I can’t, I can’t, I’m just not right! When I’m smarter, richer, cooler and 5, no 10 pounds lighter, I’ll be there and a whole lot righter! Come little one, I love you so I won’t, I won’t, I can...

Forgivness Passenger

Let this experience make you stronger- Let this pain increase the light Let your highest love reach the darkest spaces Let struggle be a catalyst to freedom- Let mistakes be the gateway to awareness and positive change Let forgiveness be a passenger on your train...

Living with an Open Heart

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched-they must be felt with the heart Helen Keller Last December on my 40th birthday, I started the day with a group of people in a Yoga to Open the Heart class that I was leading. I was...

Calls to the Heart

Heart– Hello? Voice– Are you open today? Heart– I’m not sure, please call back later. Heart– Hello? Love- Are you open today? Heart– Yes I am. Come on in. Heart– Hello? Pain-Are you open today? Heart– Is Love with you?...

Meet Grief with Love.

Grief was walking on an open road, her shoes were ripping, her toes poked through the holes in her socks. Her feet were blistered, some she could feel and some she could not. She lost her sweater but wasn’t sure if she even needed it anymore.Her purse had gone...

I Remember You

There are ripples in the water today, a coming together of tears into deep waves that move through my heart, an almost welcome ache I can hear our music, our voices that harmonized so beautifully like a violin and cello on a perfect date. I will sing for you like a...

The Most Flawed Human Being

A client told me today that she was the most flawed human being there was. How many of us are vying for that position? I know I sure have. I gently challenged her story of being the most flawed person ever and explored where this message came from for her. Where has...