Healing in Families

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If you let something go and it’s meant to be, it will come back to you is how the saying goes. I recently received a phone call from my sister who’s a few years older than I am and with whom I shared a bedroom for most of my childhood. I know a phone call […]

Living Whole-Heartedly

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The happiest people I know have something in common: they are whole-hearted in how they engage in their lives…whole-hearted in relating with others, in work, in meditation, and in play. They have a capacity to give themselves thoroughly to the present moment. Yet for many, it’s challenging to engage with this quality of presence. Take […]

How to Deal with Fiery, Passionate Relationships. ~ Shelly Bullard

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No one on the planet lights my soul on fire the way my man does. It’s a fiery relationship—for better and for worse. I get so activated in his presence. I light up. Quite literally, I buzz. A fire roars deeply and passionately in my heart, for him. And sometimes that fire takes over—a burning […]

Drop The Shoulds

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One time I watched a three-year-old at her birthday party. Her friends were there from preschool, and she received lots of presents. The cake came out, she admired the pink frosting rose at its center, and everyone sang. One of the moms cut pieces and without thinking sliced right through the rose – a disaster […]

Off The Mat, Into The World – Identifying How Our Past Traumas Inhibit Connection

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I had the pleasure of spending five days in the Hudson Valley last month at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies. I attended a five day workshop called Off the Mat, Into the World with Seane Corn, Hala Khouri, and Suzanne Sterling. While yoga centered, Off The Mat Into The World was a workshop to create […]