recognizing and responding to climate grief

recognizing and responding to climate grief

it was the news that the Amazon rain forest is burning that put me over the top. Until then, I was aware of feeling low grade, back-of-the-mind grief about what we humans have done to the planet. When I heard that, through greed and carelessness, we were losing our...
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...
Disarm your inner critic with self-compassion

Disarm your inner critic with self-compassion

I was 20 – an ambitious, hard-charging-perfectionist – when I was given a multiple sclerosis diagnosis. MS is a neurological disease whose symptoms may include fatigue, tingling, and paralysis. My initial response was to try to be “more perfect” in order to “beat” the...