When We Go Inside Ourselves And Stay — Finding Still Center

When We Go Inside Ourselves And Stay — Finding Still Center

By Lisa Marks, MA, LMHC Lisa Marks is a colleague and Process Work Diplomat who spends half her year in the Pacific Northwest and half the year in the upper Midwest. Where ever she is, she is strongly aligned with the environment and natural world — both within and without. We are pleased to re-post this

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A Gratitude Experiment

by Carrie Jameson, LCPC “Thank you.” Two words most of us say countless times each day.  Saying ‘thank you’ recently came up in a client session and we started processing what that phrase means.  Are we saying the words when we are expressing gratitude or just out of habit? I remember my mother (as many

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Power: A User’s Guide

We are excited and pleased to announce that our friend and colleague, Julie Diamond, Ph.D., has a new book out — Power: A User’s Guide. Power corrupts. The question is: how? What are the traps of power and how we can avoid falling into them? From bosses to parents, politicians to protesters, power rests in

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Five Steps to Mindfulness Meditation

Basic meditation is the practice of doing nothing and being tuned in to your own mind at the same time. At first, it can be frustrating, but research shows meditation reduces stress and increases focus. Mindfulness is an exercise in training the mind to notice thoughts, sensations and emotions, and not get too attached to them

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Meditation Is Not What You Think: Meditation Practice Tips

Often, when we take up meditation, yoga, or other mindfulness practices, we inadvertently create obstacles for ourselves. We fall into assumptions, believing there is a “right way” to meditate. If you are struggling with meditation in any form, here are a few practice tips gathered over time that may help you. 1. Relax When you are working

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The Colorful Wisdom of Autumn

I recently received the post below written by Sarah Evenson of Bridge Between Retreat Center, in Denmark, Wisconsin, just south of Green Bay.  It spoke to me of the power of nature to connect us to the earth and move us to recognize something greater than ourselves.  by Sarah Evenson The picture above was taken

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Beliefs and Success: What Box Did You Crawl Out Of?

Beliefs and success – are they connected? How much do your expectations influence your ideas about success? And where do those deeply-held beliefs originate? Our friend and colleague, Julie Diamond, has written extensively about these issues, and we would like to share the following article, which originally appeared on her site. Julie is an executive

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Thich Nhat Hanh

  Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered around the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings.  This quote got such a strong response when we posted it on Tumblr, that we wanted to share with you too. People have a hard time letting go of their suffering.

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Unconditional

One of our readers was inspired to send us the poem below, Unconditional, by Jennifer Welwood. Her website offers an insight into her work, “Jennifer was propelled onto the spiritual path at the age of 15 by the sudden and unexpected death of a close friend, which catalyzed a profound recognition of impermanence and a yearning

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Meditation on Weathering

LifeWorks Psychotherapy Center - Chicago and Skokie sex positive counseling specializing in kink-friendly, LGBTQ, gender identity, open relationships, polyamory, anxiety therapy

 by Rami Henrich, L.C.S.W. Weathering My face catches the wind from the snow line and flushes with a flush that will never wholly settle. Well, that was a metropolitan vanity, wanting to look young forever, to pass. I was never a pre-Raphaelite beauty and only pretty enough to be seen with a man who wanted

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