The Next Wisest Thing

The Next Wisest Thing

When we’re at the edge, in danger of falling over the precipice into suffering, compassion is the most powerful means I know for keeping our feet firmly planted on the earth and our hearts wide open. —Roshi Joan Halifax    For those of us who want to be of...
Kind Teachers and Best Friends

Kind Teachers and Best Friends

“Although it is embarrassing and painful, it is very healing to stop hiding from yourself.”  -Pema Chodron  Kind Teachers and Best Friends  If you have ever witnessed a skillful teacher or helper in a room full of kindergartners, you’ll have seen that there is a...
Oops.  That wasn’t what I meant….

Oops. That wasn’t what I meant….

Oops. That wasn’t what I meant…. Yesterday I led a webinar that was designed for an audience of students of WisdomWay Institute who have been trained in sensitive, relationship-centered, mindful care of families. Lovely people. I co-led with Sue, with whom I...
Brunch anyone? What Mother’s Day really looks like

Brunch anyone? What Mother’s Day really looks like

I’ve been reflecting on the holidays where we honor caregivers & parents for the last 25 years.  Supporting families has shown me that parenting is a journey that involves courage, resilience, joy and loss.   Every May or June, I begin to try and find a way to...