Forgiveness Challenge: Day 27

Day 27: Rediscovering your Goodness. Unforgiving ourselves creates the same harm to our emotional and physical health as unforgiving others. We choose to be accountable for our wrongdoing without remaining…

Fear Contracts, Love Expands

Fear diminishes me, makes me no bigger than that part of me which fears. Fearful, I am too small to contain thought, too small to hold real compassion. Protecting myself,…

WeConnect: A Group for Women Who Own It!

Own it! Your life, that is. If you’re ready to rewrite The Story of You, join us! WeConnect is a deeply nurturing, skills-building group for women ready to live with…

Compassionate Self-Talk

The Buddha saw that we are always engaged in relationships, starting with that most significant relationship: the one with ourselves. On the cushion we notice how we speak to ourselves–sometimes…

Acceptance

Acceptance is not a passive endeavor. It takes courage, commitment, and compassion to step into what we’ve previously pushed away. What is acceptance? The ability to balance what we can’t…

An Epiphany

Here is what patient, compassionate allowing does: For some months now, I have been sitting with a challenging relationship. Waves of anger, sorrow, blame and shame rise and fall, rise and…

Forgiveness

Today’s practice: Forgiveness. It seems to me that new hurts sting like the snap of a rubber band while old hurts ache way down deep. Today I choose to practice…

Gratitude

Today’s practice: Gratitude. When I’m functioning in autopilot, I focus on all that isn’t. I complain, I resent, I seethe. Today, I commit to focusing on what is, allowing compassion and gratitude…