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 –…

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-…

Deprivation

By Melanie Balint Gray.  I’ve been exploring deprivation as I walk through the twists and turns of my convoluted path from unconscious overeating to… to simple, joyful eating:  eating that is easy, enjoyable, and restorative. A sense of deprivation has been a core experience throughout this journey.  It was what I told myself sometimes—since you…

Shadow Dancing

By Lisa Meuser. Both the light and shadow are the dance of love. Rumi. In the middle of the day, a sky filled with blue and a little bit of white suddenly became dark. The insects quieted. The birds stopped singing. Day-light became day-dark.  Stars and planets became visible. The world as we knew it- our…