Mindfulness

I am discovering (or being reminded really) that a lot of the best tools and techniques for getting along better with your partner, apply to the act (art) of healing racism. If you’re looking to heal your couple relationship, or wondering about how to have better race relations, consider the following. The point is to…

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There’s so much to say. There are so few words. Or maybe it’s just so hard to put into words what the body is feeling. Or to find the words that come close to the real experience. My brain seems to be scrambling the sensations from my heart and body and mind and not able…

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Or how to move through your struggles with your quarantine mate Funny story: While I was cleaning the bathroom, I was listening to a couples therapy training (for couples therapists) on my headphones, specifically about how to make a rapid repair of the beginnings of an argument, before it catches fire and turns into a…

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The first offering of my Calm Balm for the Madness of March just finished. It’s not too late to sign up and get it if you missed the first run. Plus, it looks like coronavirus is here to stay through April and beyond, so I’m sure you’ll have many moments (or days on end) to…

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I crossed paths with a colleague today who I have high regard for and asked how he was doing. He answered with a worried look on his face that he was feeling especially nervous and anxious. I instantly felt compassion for him and asked what exactly he was feeling anxious about, or if it was…

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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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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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