Freedom Through The Edges

By Lisa Meuser.   One moment Dave[1] was asking for a hug so he could tell me he loved me. A few moments later, after hugs and “I love you”s had been shared, the scene dramatically shifted. I was sitting on one side of the couch, my mom at the other. He was still standing –…

Armed With Food

By Sumitra Judith Burton.   The words “armed with food….” flashed through my awareness while I was swimming a few days ago. I was astonished to hear these words (and immediately feel the connection in my belly). When I sat later with my notebook, so I could write things down, and looked for the end of…

Let Us Breathe

By Lisa Meuser. A client today explored his need to seek out solutions. “What if, as a child, I was taught or guided to just feel, instead of immediately look for solutions”, he pondered. Of course there is nothing wrong with wanting solutions to problems. But too often, in this fixing and solving and left brained-…

Shame

By Colm Burgoyne. Shame is splitting me open – in a loving, beautiful, sometimes sad and painful way. It’s been here, hiding under my skin, most of my life.  I say loving and beautiful because compassion and self care arises when it is met as it is. And sad because of the sadness that surfaces…