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Yoga is a Hug

This morning in meditation, I was doing deep restorative yoga. I breathed in compassion to myself.  Kindness toward the light, lovable parts of me as well as the darker, self-loathing parts of me.  As I envisioned a warm yellow sunlight enveloping my middle, I heard the words, "Yoga... is a hug." Hug me. I went [...]

By | 2019-02-05T12:17:43+00:00 February 5th, 2019|Meditation, Mindfulness, self-love, yoga|0 Comments

We Are All a Little Broken… Don’t get over it

We all are a little broken. And that’s okay. Really, it is. In “The Art of Happiness” the Dalai Lama confided to his interviewer that he had a huge regret. He then shared a very sad story. The interviewer asked him if he ever got over it. The Dalai Lama was surprised. “Get over it? [...]

By | 2019-01-23T15:30:55+00:00 September 5th, 2014|Therapy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jizo Therapy: The Ghost Child in Intimacy

I have a theory about intimate relationships that is not very popular.  I think they often bring out the darkest, worst parts of ourselves.  It is as if a ghost child, comprised of both partner’s inner kids, grows up between them.  Not everyone encounters this, but many do, and statistics report that couples get to [...]

By | 2019-01-23T15:31:27+00:00 March 3rd, 2014|All, Buddhism, Mindfulness, Therapy|0 Comments

Jizo and Trauma Recovery for Chibi

It is uncanny how many people I meet who had early childhood trauma.  It’s not just patients in my office, it’s people I meet in casual conversation. I mention Jizo & Chibi, and the moment I start telling them about Chibi — the inner child, the infant self — they open up and tell me [...]

By | 2019-01-23T15:32:11+00:00 October 28th, 2013|Inner Child, Psychology, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Basho and His Words, Jizo & Seeking Peace

“Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.”  ~ Basho I have used beautiful quotes of Basho’s for a long time.  And while I loved his words, I did not know anything about the man, the poet.  It is in grounding myself in my Jizo-experience that [...]

By | 2019-01-23T15:32:37+00:00 June 27th, 2013|All, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Conversation with an Earthworm and JizoTherapy

Practicing meditation with Jizo has allowed me to listen to nature and practice lovingkindness with an earthworm

Anger & Jizo Therapy

Reflections on anger floated up during meditation the other morning.  Here is what came up:  It’s neither good or bad to be angry.  There is nothing wrong with being angry. It is the acting angrily that blocks our growth and causes harm.  As 2 and 3-year-olds we are told to STOP our tantrums.  I suspect [...]

By | 2019-01-23T15:33:36+00:00 May 13th, 2012|All, Inner Child, Therapy|1 Comment