Tag: self-compassion

I’m YOUR body’s advocate!

In one of my psychotherapy sessions, I found myself saying, “I’m your body’s advocate!” to a woman who was struggling to balance her need for food with the other urgent to-do tasks of the day. I wondered, aloud, how we’d all become so far…

Standing where we are, in support

Today, I woke up in pain, lots of it, after attending a second yoga class at a new studio. I’d felt hopeful and proud that I was committing again to regular practice, even if I was a little skeptical about whether the studio was…

The Antidote to Shame

Lately I’ve been reading from several books by Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, a well-known shame researcher who gave an amazing talk on shame and vulnerability via the TedXTalks two years ago. If you haven’t seen the short video, I highly recommend it. In her…

Separating old “stories” from the rest of our experience

Lately in my clinical practice I’ve been exploring the gap between our habitual “stories” or personal narratives that we carry around with us (sometimes for many decades) and the reality of our present moment  in-the-body experience. This has come up repeatedly in my personal…

Love After Love

Love After Love The time will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will smile at the other’s welcome and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was…