Category: wisdom

In Search of Truth

In this era of alternative facts and fake news, it can be difficult to differentiate truth from falsehood. Truth is a highly valued concept. I often work with clients who are in great personal distress and civilization has a long history of people misguidedly harming others in their passionate efforts to uphold truth. Did you know we…

Antidotes for Afflictive Emotions Part I: Courage, Compassion & Wisdom

In this multi-part blog post series, we will explore afflictive (or disturbing) emotions and look at more helpful ways to approach them. Afflictive emotions are feelings that create suffering like anger, hatred, greed, fear, lust, jealousy, and even passion.  They are usually accompanied by physical sensations as well as habitual patterns of thinking and responding that only serve to intensify the…

Wise Compassion

For some time I have been meaning to revise an old blog post of mine called What Does “Too Nice” Mean?  I think the phrase “too nice” is an unfortunate one because I don’t think its actually possible to be so.  Kindness, thoughtfulness, and compassion are wonderful strengths and the world could certainly use more.  But, it…

The Health Benefits of Yoga and Meditation

Increasingly health providers are acknowledging the importance of the mind-body connection to overall wellness, rather than just focusing on the physical machinery.  Yoga and meditation are practices that can contribute to good mental and physical health. Yoga & Wellness The health benefits of yoga have been recognized anecdotally for thousands of years, but now there…