Let pain invite your imagination out to play

Let pain invite your imagination out to play

Awareness and imagination can be powerful partners in finding relief from pain. Becoming aware and present in this moment lifts me out of the fear and grief (and other Big Emotions) that accompany discomfort. When I bring compassion and imagination to the moment, I...
As usual, Kermit the frog was right

As usual, Kermit the frog was right

Sometimes, when things are changing, we tell ourselves that it is too overwhelming and we won’t be able to cope. That’s not very helpful self-talk, as anyone familiar with internal dialogue will tell you. It is difficult, though, to catch those thoughts before they...
Why do you do what you do?

Why do you do what you do?

Here is a journaling exercise from Marshall Rosenberg’s book on nonviolent communication: Make a list of everything you “have to do.” (Example: “I have to wash the dishes.”) Review the list, replacing the words “have to” with the words “choose to.” Add the phrase...
Delight: Give a Girl a Journal

Delight: Give a Girl a Journal

A blank page is full of possibility. It can become your partner in adventure. Filling a page with marks, you become an explorer. Decide a direction and set off on your journey. I started my first journal when I was 10 years old and our family was traveling to Mexico....