On being broken and cracked

Imperfection A story is told about an elderly Chinese woman who owned two large pots. Each hung on the ends of a pole, which she carried every day on her shoulders to fill with water from the stream located at the end of the village. One of the pots was complete and...

Integrating grief liberates inner tranquility

The long nights that start right before the winter holidays are now a time of gentle inquiry and soft innersight – but it hasn’t always been that way for me. Some of my most difficult struggles have been in the winter – as a teen – experiencing...

New life after deep loss

Sometimes I have a feeling inside that is quite complex and I don’t really know how to describe it – I don’t really remember feeling it much until after the death of my father. Sadness, grief, loss, bereavement, bereft, – yes all those...

Soul Poetry

The soul speaks in images… I am not sure where I first heard that phrase – but it captured my imagination. During times of wordlessness – when I have not been able to name or describe my experiences, imagery has been the medium that allowed me access...

A day in the life of a therapist August 2014

Who do you work with? I work with adult men and adult women who want to change or are thinking about changing I work with people who have lost something or someone important to them I companion people as they explore the deeper meaning of their life I listen deeply to...