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How to Build Resilience in Midlife

(My good friend Kathryn Collier forwarded this article by Tara Parker-Pope in the July 25, 2017 New York Times. Excellent suggestions.  Everything I teach validated by stellar sources.  Choose one or two practices and dive in.) Much of the scientific research on resilience – our ability to bounce back from adversity – has focused on how […]

Can Persecutors Give Up Power-Over?

This post is the third in a series following up on the July 2017 newsletter The Triangle of Victim, Rescuer, Persecutor. The mindset of someone playing the archetypal role of persecutor is perhaps the hardest to challenge and shift, either by others or by one’s self. The sense of power-over can be quite intoxicating and […]

Shifting Out of Victim Identity into Empowerment

The July 2017 newsletter The Triangle of Victim, Rescuer, Persecutor explored those three archetypal mindsets and offered preliminary suggestions for how to shift out of the dance of those roles. All three of these mindsets are “learned” as “rules” in our families of origin or similar early relational conditioning. All three mindsets served a protective […]

I’m Not Weird…I’m a Limited Edition

I saw the slogan “I’m Not Weird…I’m a Limited Edition” on a tote bag carried by someone at 1440 Multiversity when I taught there last weekend. I loved the chutzpah of claiming/celebrating one’s own divergence from the culture, part of the vision and practice of celebrating difference and diversity at 1440 Multiversity itself. (Small analogous […]

Cultivating Response Flexibility: Neuroscience in Psychotherapy

My recent interview with Tami Simon on Sounds True’s Insights at the Edge – Cultivating Response Flexibility – Neuroscience in Psychotherapy – is now available online for a free download. Truly a valuable resource for recovering resilience with teachings that are “diverse, in-depth, and life-changing.” The interview (65 minutes) is not just for clinicians and covers these […]

No Time Like the Present

Linda Graham and Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield is one of the most beloved, most respected meditation teachers in the world, and has brought the wisdom of Buddhist teachings and practices to the West through his books, retreats, classes and conferences for almost fifty years. His latest book, No Time Like the Present: Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy Right Where You […]

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