“Death by one thousand cuts” is described as, a form of torture and human execution which was utilized in China (between 900 to 1905). It entailed the strategic cutting (described as slicing) of the tortured toward a lingering and pending … Continue reading Death by One Thousand Cuts
The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives”. Esther Perel. Over the last year my practice has seen a significant increase in individuals seeking support after infidelity. For those impacted, this is a heartbreaking and angry making … Continue reading Rebuilding Trust in Relationship and The Role of Personal Integrity.
“The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another”. Thomas Merton Our ability to both experience and … Continue reading Reflective Functioning and Relational Trust
I carry your heart with me. E.E. Cummings Please note, this post may not be shared or reblogged without permission of this writer. Charlie came to me in the Tragic Gap. The Place Parker Palmer describes as ” the space … Continue reading Moments of Meeting, in The Tragic Gap.
“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.
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.
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.
Ho’ Oponopono, (pronounced Ho -o-po-no-po-no) in its simplicity is a Hawaiian prayer of forgiveness and reconciliation with self and other. In its complexity, it is an ancient wisdom surrounding the depth of human and spiritual connection. In the spirit of … Continue reading Ho’ Oponopono, Ancient Wisdom for 2021.