Posts by Cindi Rivera

Two simple things you can do this week to bring Goodwill to your Couple Relationship. Have you started the new year with energy and hope? Are you making strides on all of those resolutions you made? Are you excited about new things you’re working toward? Or maybe do you feel exhausted from the holidays still,…

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In your heart In your intimate relationships In your home In your family In our community At my family’s Christmas Eve celebration, the other night, when my cousin said Grace and we gave thanks for the food and the opportunity to gather, he acknowledged how much work goes into the holidays and how stressful and…

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A monthly feature of “Listening with Heart” blog, sharing wise words, meaningful things read or good things found, to help warm your heart. May you find beauty, kindness and giving as your autumn winds into winter. These are the most impactful quotes I have read or heard this month that give me pause or uplift…

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This is NOT what I ordered I got a BAD haircut recently. You know the kind?… …Where they ask you what you want and you think you’re being very clear when you say just cut 1 inch off. They say OK with a smile, but keep sneaking, pushing to cut more. You say no, that’s…

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Mindfulness and the Body and Connection to Indigenous Peoples Day I happened to be talking to my ‘Hot Mess to Calm Oasis’ Course participants on Indigenous Peoples Day, about mindfulness and the body, and I was reminded of how, as people of color, so much of our cultural experiences are body based. And likewise, our…

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Have you ever had the experience when after having an argument with your partner, you think back on what was said, and feel proud of how you handled it? Or do you typically feel more righteous and indignant, and maybe even just madder? Or maybe regret what you said or yelled or insulted? I know…

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Hi There! Just sharing a short video of a short calming practice that might be useful to you when you feel your anxiety creeping up and you notice you’re feeling upset. I’ve shared this practice a lot with couples who are feeling tense and near the edge, (or over the edge!) of an argument. The…

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