things to try

A Short Guided Meditation to Relax and Be Aware

I recorded this short guided meditation to offer an easy kind of “Mindfulness 101” practice. It works as a stand-alone experience or as a way to get into a settled, open state of mind for writing or reflection. It can also support relaxation before bedtime. I record custom meditations and guided visualizations for my clients

A Short Guided Meditation to Relax and Be Aware Read More »

A Baker’s Dozen of Writing Practices to Fuel Insight

WRITE A LETTER YOU DON’T SEND Write a letter freely, without editing, to someone with whom you have unfinished business, or to someone you imagine would be a friendly audience for your thoughts. Some people work stuff out with their parents (or children) this way, without ever sending the letter, or with people who have

A Baker’s Dozen of Writing Practices to Fuel Insight Read More »

What to do with those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad feelings

Most of us didn’t grow up learning how to take care of difficult feelings and it’s rare that adults are able to model this well. So many of us arrive into adulthood with more emotional reactivity and more emotional avoidance habits than we need. Small things set us off and we can get to feeling

What to do with those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad feelings Read More »

Stop ruminating: it’ll make a big difference in your life

When we circle around and around on a topic in a tight, repetitive way — that’s ruminating. Our minds will try to convince us that we’re solving a problem when we’re actually just stirring the same tired mud puddle. And often the feeling tone of rumination is negative, whether it’s worry, regret, or self-criticism. Problems

Stop ruminating: it’ll make a big difference in your life Read More »