Category Archives: Compassion

“Sorry” Doesn’t Have To Be The Hardest Word

Something remarkable happened today in Dallas, Texas that I feel compelled to share here as an example of a wellness practice that can benefit everyone. It was done by a man in Texas whom I have never met, who heads … Continue reading

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How Full Of Yourself Should You Be?

Not infrequently a client will say to me that she would like to be more confident, more self-assured, or more exuberant. Then there is a pause, and she says, “But I wouldn’t want people to think that I am “too … Continue reading

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Are You A “Friendly Mirror”?

Mirror: A reflective surface that reflects a clear image. One of the most valuable aspects of any relationship is that it provides an opportunity to receive feedback from another person about who we are, and our impact on them. Friends, … Continue reading

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Don’t Be So Quick To Say You’re Not The Buddha

Several years ago I was fortunate enough to attend a three day workshop presented by Dan Siegel, MD at Kripalu Center in Massachusetts. In case you haven’t heard of him, Dan Siegel is a psychiatrist, author and preeminent researcher in … Continue reading

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Approach With An Easy Heart

Last week Charlie Rose interviewed actor Bradley Cooper, star of the recent box office hit movie Limitless. When Rose asked him how he’s changed in the process of preparing for a role Cooper replied, “The main thing I’ve learned is … Continue reading

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The Muffin of Compassion

Sometimes when I sit with clients a spontaneous image will float up into my consciousness that seems to be a metaphor of what a client is talking about. This is how I discovered the “muffin of compassion“. Recently, I was … Continue reading

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“Don’t Panic” (In Large, Friendly Letters)

Anyone who has ever felt panic knows that the advice, “Don’t Panic”, is usually of limited usefulness when the need arises. When rising sensations of anxiety, shortness of breath, and tightness in the chest begin, the ability of your mind … Continue reading

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