Speaking Up or Letting Go

Many years ago, I noticed that, in a corner of my mind, I was collecting remnants of relationship disappointments, disagreements and hurt. No matter how long ago these occurred, whether last week, last year or even last century, I kept stockpiling them. At moments of my mind’s choosing, I could just reach for one or Read the full article…

Reflections on Compassion:

In Buddhist teaching, compassion is often poetically described as the ‘quivering of the heart in response to encountering pain and suffering’. It takes courage and steadfastness to bear witness to pain in ourselves and others, to not shrink away, avoid or escape. In therapists and non-therapists alike, turning away from suffering is tempting and often Read the full article…

Reflections on Therapy

Reflections on Therapy Choosing to go to therapy is choosing to make room for oneself. For one’s story, one’s sorrow, one’s voice and one’s hopes and dreams. It is saying: I matter, my life matters, even if the meaning of it all is a bit of a mystery still to be discovered. Making space for Read the full article…