Category Archives for "Exercises"

Beyond the Betrayal

Betrayal – the breaking of trust – can rock our sense of who we are and our convictions of what’s true in our world more than anything else in human experience. Confronting and repairing that betrayal, joining with others to redress that betrayal, are hallmarks of skillful resistance, reconciliation, and resilience. This post is just […]

A Bombshell Too Close to Home

Whether you recently watched the impeachment hearings or the Super Bowl or the Academy Awards or simply took a hike to get away from it all, we are constantly asked by life to make choices about when and how we will engage with (or ignore) the larger issues of our larger world. I saw the […]

I Just Didn’t Know What to Do with This at First…

It seemed important but innocuous at first…buried in a Weather Channel alert about quarantining nearly 200 U.S. citizens returning to America from the central China province hosting an outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus.  These Americans will be quarantined for 14 days under a federal order issued by the Department of Health and Human Services. […]

Essential Elements of a Very Good Day

Even by 9am I had the inkling that the entire day two Sundays ago might prove to be a very good day.  By the end of that very good day, I really had to reflect on what made the day so good?  No vacation trip to Majorca or anything like that. (No big dramas or […]

Move Your Body!

If you don’t have time for exercise, make sure you make time for illness. – sign in my doctor’s office We do know, from our own experience and from decades of scientific research, if we don’t move our bodies regularly, we get stiff and sore in our joints and lose strength and range of motion […]

Transforming Adversity into Learning and Growth published in Therapy Today

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy published “Transforming Adversity into Learning and Growth” in the December 2019 issue of Therapy Today. A concise overview of Linda’s teachings on resilience in one easy-to-read package, accessible to lay readers as well as clinicians. An excerpt below. Linda will be presenting much of the same overview in the […]

You See? The Impossible Is Easier than the Difficult

Today, January 20, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States. Commemorating the heroic leadership and enlightened wisdom of one of the world’s greatest civil rights leaders, whose struggle for equal rights for blacks (and all people) in America continues today. The quote by Daniel Barenboim, “You see? The impossible is easier than […]

A Radical Way to Practice Compassion

Tara Brach, one of the most beloved meditation teachers in the world, has just released her newest book Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and the World with the Practice of RAIN.  It’s beautifully written and immensely helpful.  (See adapted exercise in RAIN below) And now Tara is offering a Radical Compassion Challenge through Sounds […]

Staying the Course – Bringing Intentions to Fruition

Probably most of us set some sincerely intended good intentions for the new year of seeing clearly – 2020. Probably many of us are struggling already to fulfill those intentions.  It takes a lot of repetition for the brain to form new habits and adopt new practices. (I recently read a semi-official research study reporting […]

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