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

Compassion, General, Self-Care

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 an institution where I have never been, who said something publicly that I rarely hear. […]

How Full Of Yourself Should You Be?

Compassion, General, Self-Care, Your Better Life

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 full of myself!” In my mind, and sometimes out loud, I will respond, “Well, who […]

Are You A “Friendly Mirror”?

Compassion, General, Self-Care, Your Better Life

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, family members or co-workers are unique in positions to reflect back to us information about […]

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

Compassion, General, Your Better Life

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 the field of interpersonal neurobiology. The workshop was on meditation and consciousness. For three straight […]

Approach With An Easy Heart

Compassion, General

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 to approach everything with an easy touch and an easy heart, and just approach everything […]