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A Compassionate Heart!

A Compassionate Heart!

“The antidote of hatred, of violence, is compassion – there is no other medicine. Unfortunately compassion is not available in the supermarket. You have to generate the nectar of compassion in your heart.” Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk 

Lately I’ve been feeling more compassion for people. Rather than judge someone’s behavior I’m learning to seek to understand their pain first. I find that I want to help them lessen their pain but don’t know how. I realize that I don’t want to ‘fix’ them. I understand that each one of us has an individual and unique journey of growth and awakening; however, I want to understand and help ease their suffering if possible. Perhaps just listening without judging is helpful! I’ve been told that this is helpful. Have you had a similar experience? read more…

Forgive Yourself!

Forgive Yourself!

“Let go . . . How would your life be different if you learned to let go of things that have already let go of you? From relationships long gone to old grudges, to regrets, to all the ‘could’ve’ and ‘should’ve’, to the dead friendships you still hang on to . . . Free yourself from the burden of a past you cannot change.” Dr. Steve Maraboli, Speaker, author and Behavioral Scientist

First, let me say that I’m so excited to see clients, once again, on Tuesdays at Storm Wisdom. Although I’ve connected with clients via phone and Zoom during ‘stay at home’ restrictions I’ve missed seeing clients in person! I hope to see some of you soon! read more…

I Am Free!

I Am Free!

“No one outside ourselves can rule us inwardly. When we know this, we become free.” The Buddha, Founder of Buddhism

Freedom! What does it mean to you? There are many actions being taken that are outside of us right now. Actions intended to restrict some of our freedoms. I’m reminded how significant July 4th is. More than my birthday (LOL); more than picnics, barbecues, and fireworks! The final wording of the Declaration of Independence was approved on July 4, 1776! The United States of America was birthed gaining independence from Great Britain. I know we study this in school but this year it seems to carry even more significance. Restrictions can feel limiting but do they affect how we feel within ourselves? This is where true freedom resides! read more…

A New Chapter Unfolds!

A New Chapter Unfolds!

“There is beauty to be found in the changing of the earth’s seasons, and an inner grace in honoring the cycles of life.” Jack Kornfield, American author and Vipassana meditation teacher

We’ve just experienced the Summer Solstice – leaving Spring and welcoming summer. Seasons have changed, once again, and we have another opportunity for introspection, reflection, and opportunity to make life changes while the earth is preparing for her next season. We can enjoy the beauty of the flowers, nature, and fruits and vegetables that are ready to eat. A new seasonal chapter is unfolding. These seasonal changes remind me of the changing seasons in our professional and personal lives as well. read more…