“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” – Deepak Chopra There is a place within each of us that … Continue reading The Window of Tolerance. A Model for Emotional Regulation.
“You think, because one and one make two, that you understand two. But, to truly comprehend the nature of two, you must first understand . . . And”. Rumi. The “And” in Rumi’s deeply moving quote, understood from an attachment … Continue reading Resonance in Attachment, The Power of And.
As I woke this morning, I re-realized that I passed my self-designated date to post on Perspective on Trauma. Like many other months I had a specific post in mind and spent time gathering supportive resources for my monthly article. … Continue reading The True Self: Resting in Awareness.
This month I have chosen to share an excerpt from Friedman’s Fables. His thought provoking and symbolic stories, found in the book Friedman’s Fables, encompass the many complexities and dilemmas of human relationship. The fables, ambiguous in nature, are designed … Continue reading The Bridge: Friedman’s Fables
Standing in line at a local coffee shop, even safely masked and distanced, I (along with anyone else in proximity) overheard what seemed like ill-fated advice. A group of 3 women ahead of me (maybe in their mid-twenties) one now … Continue reading “Shake the Sugar Tree”, Creating Illusion for Personal Gain.
The importance of accountability (owning mistakes and shortcomings) can’t be understated in creating emotional safety in relationship. While this makes solid intellectual sense, it can be a difficult concept to practice. It is likely we have all experienced apology without … Continue reading Relational Rupture and Repair. The Art of Apology.
I am thinking this evening, as I do many evenings and know many of you do, of the state of our country and larger world. After listening to President Biden’s address to Congress and the nation (April 28th, 2021) I … Continue reading The Intergenerational Transmission of belief and its role in Systemic Racism.
Ready to share my April Post, I found myself unable to place the finishing pieces this morning. The post was in regard to personal responsibility in relationship and the process of relational rupture and repair. Attachment terms used to describe … Continue reading Collective Pain: A Nation in Need of Repair.
Human relationship is one of the most, if not the most important areas of our lives. It is through relationship, in our earliest and formative years, that we learn about ourselves and others. The foundation of our own capacity and … Continue reading “Wounds of Mattering”, Missed Connections Found in Our Internal Dialogue.
“Finally, I am coming to the conclusion that my highest ambition is to be what I already am. That I will never fulfill my obligation to surpass myself, unless I first accept myself, and if I accept myself fully in … Continue reading True Self: Beneath The Layers of Our Learning.