22 hours ago
I love the beautiful message in these wise words by Doe Zantamata. While you're sheltering in place, here's a writing exercise to do today:
Take time to reflect on what the words in this meme mean to you. Find a notebook or some paper. Perhaps you'd like to make a cup of soothing herbal tea to sip while you write. Then, get in a comfortable position, settle in, and write the following:
1) Write down all the things you forgive about who you used to be.
2) Write down all the things you love about yourself today.
3) Write down all the qualities you admire about the person you are becoming.
When you're done, congratulate yourself for honoring the precious and unique soul that is you. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
I'm honored to have been a guest on The Healing Place Podcast with Teri Kamphaus Wellbrock. In this video I guide you through a process to create your Sacred Shawl to give you spiritual shelter and comfort during this difficult time, and always.
I'll post in the comment section the blessing prayer I use. Let me know if you have any questions.
And thank you, again, Teri. Your encouraging and supportive messages help so many.
Take care, be well, and stay safe everyone. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
6 days ago
I went to the market yesterday for my weekly grocery shopping. With the recent news about wearing a face mask I got concerned because I didn’t have one. So I wrapped a bandana around my face but it kept falling down and I kept lifting it up and it defeated the whole purpose because I was touching my face.
Well-intended but not smart.
When I got home I saw a cool video (I'll post it in the comment section below) about how to easily make a cloth mask without sewing. So the next time I go out, I’m ready.
If you don't have a surgical mask, I hope you'll make a cloth one. I know they don't stop all particles from getting through but they do help stop the spread.
We’re in this together. So staying home and wearing a mask when you do have to go out in public, while still practicing social distancing, helps all of us get through this pandemic safely.
Take care, be well, stay safe. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
During this pandemic, my husband and I have been taking weekly hikes to explore the forests and parks in Rhode Island. We find a long trail, take lunch, and spend the day in nature.
I hope you're taking some time to enjoy being outdoors in beautiful places, too. It's so important for your emotional and spiritual health.
Unfortunately, our Governor needed to close most of the parks because people weren't abiding by the social distancing rules. But a few spots remain open and we'll figure something out for this weekend.
Here's a video from last week's hike. Soothing sounds from a babbling brook. Nothing nourishes my soul like being in the woods. Take a listen.
Be well and stay safe. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
This pandemic is triggering for so many people. You may be worried and feeling anxiety, depression, or hopelessness. That's understandable given this unprecedented time of uncertainty and fear.
If you experienced trauma as a child, your reaction may be even more intense. This is a time when trauma-based feelings and fears are resurfacing. The uncertainty and fear may feel reminiscent of your childhood home and early experiences.
Take care of yourself.
Most, if not all, insurance companies (including Medicare) are allowing for virtual video or telephone sessions. If you don't have health coverage, ask if a provider offers sliding scale fees.
I've transitioned my own clients to virtual sessions and it works very well.
If you're experiencing any mental health symptoms—difficulty sleeping, nightmares, sadness, anxiety, panic, chronic worrying, etc.—please reach out for help. I'll post in the comments section below two therapy directories so you can search for a psychotherapist in your area.
You don't need to go through this alone. ... See MoreSee Less