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A Growing Relationship with Discomfort

By Lisa Meuser. In the first blog piece on discomfort, I wrote about how we often unintentionally conflate discomfort with wrongness, and the importance and significance of befriending discomfort. In the second piece I explore the topic of internalized oppression – which includes living from our internal narratives of should, supposed tos, and so on,…

The Exhaustion of Inner Oppression

By Lisa Meuser. Here is the second piece in a series of blog posts exploring discomfort and disconnection.   I have been noticing in clients, in myself, and perhaps everywhere: tension (and discomfort) goes up when a sense of connection to well-being goes down.  It’s not the tension or push-pull that’s the problem, in fact tension…

Waking Up – A Rebellious Act of Love

By Lisa Meuser. “Transform yourself to transform the world…” Grace Lee Boggs   What’s going on? Across the world, cities are coming alive with awakenings. These are important times, perhaps what Joanna Macy calls the “great turning.” Some have been on this path for a while, and for others it is rather new. Regardless, as…

Journeying with Generational Trauma

By Lisa Meuser. 2019 came to completion with clarity that some endings were coming. Historically speaking, it’s powerful when my system undeniably lands on an ending, often because the joy of a new beginning is already en route. The clarity ushers in more momentum for the new beginnings, which can be both exhilarating, and also…