Healing is not linear

Healing is not linear. (we hear that all the time, for good reason).  For me healing is like a spiral staircase with a good dose of yoyo all the way up…. So, when folks want to pathologize our healing process we can tell them, *healing* is a highly disordered process…in that the fact that it’s […]

Healing means owning oneself

Healing means owning oneself. I contain multitudes. I suppose more accurately healing is letting go of the self. No-self is the healthy human animal that dances with the all in open awareness. Our body knows. We are nothing. We are cogs in the human organism that is part of a bigger organism that is life. We […]

Skepticism is a healthy process that aids discernment…

Let’s not demonize the skeptic! While anything can be taken too far, skepticism is a must for healthy individuals in our dog-eat-dog world. I made this rather sarcastic observation recently: ” I don’t know what to do with myself. I guess I’ll be a life coach.” Nothing like somebody who couldn’t figure out what  to […]

The perpetrating healer and integrating the ugly

If you want to beat yourself up when you “slip into old habits” go for it, but I suggest you learn to be kind to yourself instead. When you find that you can do that go for deeply mindful instead of beating yourself up…see what the parts of you that wanted that food or drug […]

Emotional, physical, spiritual, trauma based healing

this is true of all illness or dis – ease of any kind. Emotional, physical, spiritual, trauma based or otherwise. I love these two paragraphs– it’s what I say over and over and over again in my work. We’re all different and our healing paths are all different. There are as many paths to wellness as there are human beings. …