Taking the High Road

Things are not always what they seem. I remember in the early nineties feeling strongly that the most important attribute we needed to develop as we moved into the next millennium was the power...

Soul Mates

What is a soulmate? Is it that perfect partner, who connects with us at every level, understanding us as no one else can? Is it the charming prince or princess who sweeps us off...

Soulful Parenting

What would it mean to raise a child soulfully? I am reminded of my daughter, when she was young. She had a little toy baby carriage and a cat. One of her favorite pastimes...

Reverence for the Unseen

I am often asked about the role of spirituality in psychotherapy. The semantics can be confusing. The word ‘psyche' has two meanings: 1) the human soul or spirit, and 2) the mind. The term ‘psychology'...

Moving Beyond Ego

There is an awkward time during adolescence, when we are neither child nor adult. At times we revert to our child-like ways, overpowered by emotion and self-centeredness, and other times we are selfless, compassionate...

Fear of Letting Go

Fear is a very powerful human emotion. From a biological perspective, fear serves an important purpose. It alerts us to potential danger, producing increased levels of alertness so we are ready to ‘fight or...

Easier Than Worry and Fear

Fear is a built-in, biological response to potentially dangerous, or life threatening situations. In that sense, it serves us well, making us more alert and ready for evasive or defensive action. When a cat...

Don’t Count the Days

Sometimes one's own consciousness can be a little like an unwelcome houseguest. Awareness of things we would rather avoid can create discomfort, and send one into a flurry of activity, designed to prevent unsettling...

Both Sides Are Real

If there were one truth that, if understood by all, could change the way we function in our world, what would it be? Upon reflection, it seems that a truth of Earth changing proportions...

Back to Child Mind

It was Leo Tolstoy who once observed that “the reason of life is for each of us to grow in love.” No matter how much reading, learning, meditating, thinking, debating or philosophizing we do,...

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