• Set For Life

    Posted on January 9, 2016 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    Set For Life Over the holidays I attended a yoga/qigong retreat aimed at relaxing the body and restoring energy. One of the instructors repeatedly said, “If you can relax in any position, you will be set for life.” Hearing this maybe a dozen times over a few days, I thought about those words. Can I […]

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  • Accessing Your Anchors

    Posted on December 26, 2015 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    I think of how important it is in these times to have our own personal anchors that ground us and give us stability and comfort. What I mean by “anchors” are those habits and practices that support you regardless of what is going on in and around you. These are things you are and/or do […]

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  • Simple Gifts

    Posted on December 19, 2015 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    Simple Gifts  The sun is about to set, the sky is overcast, and yet the brick building out the window in front of me is glowing a brilliant shade of yellow-orange like embers in a fire at night. I jump up from the computer and head to the western windows to see what kind of […]

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  • Into The Dark (Part 2)

    Posted on December 12, 2015 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    Into The Dark (Part 2)   Last week I shared with you my experiment in living without electric lights and gadgets during the darkness of December. This week, continuing the theme of embracing the dark, I want to share some sleep research. Many people I speak with personally and professionally describe waking up in the […]

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  • Entering The Darkness of December

    Posted on December 5, 2015 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    Heading Into The Darkness  (Dear readers South of the Equator, Save this post for June, when you will be approaching your winter solstice. Happy days of light to you now! And for everyone else, the hours below are for the approximate latitude of Washington, DC. Those of you to the north will have more minutes […]

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  • A Thanksgiving Poem For You

    Posted on November 21, 2015 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    Happy Thanksgiving This week I offer you a Thanksgiving poem. Try reading slowly, out loud. The Messenger by Mary Oliver My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird — equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my […]

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  • What We Don’t Know Hurts Us!

    Posted on November 14, 2015 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    What We Don’t Know Hurts Us! There is so much pain in the world. I take solace in the quote, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Here’s one way you and I can create change that starts within and radiates from us into the world. This post is a little longer […]

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  • Well Grounded

    Posted on October 31, 2015 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    Well Grounded The ground beneath our feet changes each autumn. Fallen leaves coat sidewalks with colorful frosting, grass turns brown, and cooler temperatures harden the earth. As seasons change, it’s worth asking, what grounds you? How are you most fully you? Being outdoors? Listening to music? Reading a novel? Creating art? Being with family and […]

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  • Why Feel?

    Posted on October 24, 2015 by in Anxiety, Depression, grief and loss, Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    Why Feel? Can you imagine being unable to feel physical pain? You would not know your coffee is too hot to drink, your ankle is broken, or that you stayed too long in the sun. Can you imagine being unable to feel emotional pain? You would not know someone was mean to you, dangerous to […]

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  • Do You Pay Regular Visits To Yourself?

    Posted on October 18, 2015 by in Anxiety, Depression, grief and loss, Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    Do You Pay Regular Visits To Yourself? My favorite poet, Rumi, asks this question, followed by “Start Now.” Paying regular visits to yourself means you learn to be with your mind, body, and spirit, just as you are. Over time, you learn to tolerate all that comes up when you do this courageous act of […]

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