Just Like Me

Just Like Me

This practice can be found in the book, Walking Each Other Home (2018), by Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush.  It has been modified by Dr. Chris Germer to help us work with the difficult emotion of shame.   Start by bringing to mind a difficult or challenging person in your...
Our Story

Our Story

Start with the ground you know, the pale ground beneath your feet, your own way to begin the conversation. from Start Close In by David Whyte     That’s what we did.  We started close in with long time friends and colleagues. With our own hearts and minds. ...
The Way It Is

The Way It Is

There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for others to see. While you hold it you can’t get lost. Tragedies happen; people get...
My Self-Compassion Journey

My Self-Compassion Journey

In 2014 I found myself at a week long intensive training in Mindful Self-Compassion on Whidbey Island, Washington and the trajectory of my life changed. The practices resonated deeply and challenged my inner self-critic that had been running the show for too long. I...