Blog Topic: Mindfulness

The Summer Day – Mary Oliver

Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down -...

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The Pain of Feeling Disconnected from Others

It's a bad feeling and sometimes difficult to bear. That 'pain of disconnection' that can arise when we are feeling rejected, betrayed, lost or alone. Sometimes our initial response is anger or resentment or blame, which are difficult feelings as well although...

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Mindful Self-Compassion Training

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)​ is an evidence-based, 8-week, training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Dr Kristin Neff (PhD) and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer (psychologist), MSC teaches...

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A Reflection on Teaching

As I move into the fall season and prepare to teach another Mindful  Self-Compassion program, I see the registrations coming in and am so excited for each person who chooses this adventure. I feel privileged to accompany them, to support, teach, facilitate, witness...

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