Therapy Thursday- Shadow

Oh, she makes your blood boil!  Just the sound of her voice, makes you want to scream. You can’t stand her.  Why? Because she is reflection of you. She is your shadow. I believe Debbie Ford has the best definition of shadow, she said, “The shadow contains all the parts of ourselves that we try to…

Therapy Thursdays: Self Care- part 2

  Self care is vital to your well-being.  Taking time for yourself can rejuvenate you, as well as, help you to feel better and experience more joy! Here are some self care ideas.  Explore, have fun, and try to do at least one a day! Move your body- movement not only helps you reconnect to…

Therapy Thursday- Self Care part 1

You need to make time for you. You need to take care of you. If you don’t you end feeling exhausted, taken for granted, angry, hurt, jealous and that’s just a few.  And your self care has to come from the heart.  So often in my practice I listen to the stories why self doesn’t…

Heard

If you sit in silence. In the stillness. You can hear. The words of God, the Universe. So believed my Quaker ancestors. It is this sitting. The stillness. The silence. That I run from. Try to elude. Yet at times, I crave, desire, need and find myself falling into.  The sweet nothingness. This escape. This…

Recognize

In this ever crazy world.  I have to stop. I have to be. I have to recognize: The beauty The wonder The awe The light in you-even when you push past me, cut me off, glare or any of the many ways, you may behave that puts me off, upsets me, irritates me, angers me,…

Therapy Thursdays- Guilt

Guilt seems to be a theme this week.  In individual therapy sessions, group therapy and the collective. Guilt to do more. Guilt to say something. Guilt of the past. Guilt of privileged. Guilt from parents. Guilt from partners. Guilt from tuning out. Guilt for just about anything. Guilt weighs you down. Keeps you stuck. Keeps…

Scent

Scent has the power to transform, transcend and transport mind, soul and sense to other times, places and people. Scent has the power to toy with our memories. Scent can transport us to a place in our past.  Some scents hold positive thoughts and memories.  Others pain and trauma. Interesting how just a certain smell…

Automatic

Automatic like my car engine Same day, same thing Trudging through each day on automatic Stuck on repeat like a broken record Today, can be different It will be different Today is the day You go a different way Stop to relish Watch Partake Today is the day You take control check out more daily…

Filter

Our filters are how we interpret or worlds,  our surroundings, environment as well as, our experiences, interactions and feelings. Our individual experiences,  nature and nurture affect our filters. Our family’s stories, beliefs, traditions, experiences affect our filters. Our friends. Work. Media. Beliefs. Religious choices affect our filters. And our filters are flexible. Changeable. It’s all…

Therapy Thursdays: Surviving emotional times

As I sat down to write this, I was sure the internet would be full of articles to help, in light of the increased violence in the news.  And yet, there was barely anything.  Really?  No resources for others who are in pain and suffering? Those who are outraged? No resources to help? Yes, there…

10: an apocalyptic hiaku

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