How do you rate yourself on surrendering?

How do you rate yourself on surrendering?

Caregivers try so hard to maintain control. We often think we can rest if we finish just one more project. That moment never comes! Our determination to know what is coming next is about our need to feel safe. We feel threatened and even like failures if we think we...
We like to know that we are in control! (video)

We like to know that we are in control! (video)

We are often feeling overwhelmed at our own lists. Then we add even more to the list to prove to ourselves that we are in control! When things fall apart or we can’t do one more thing, we begin to unravel. Is it possible for you to stop adding to the list or to...
Resting in the stillness of the Gap (video)

Resting in the stillness of the Gap (video)

We all know the value of conscious breathing. We hear about it constantly. What we don’t hear much about is the place of stillness between the inhale and the exhale. This is the Gap.   We have thousands of thoughts in the course of a day. Our minds are...
Do you find yourself looking for someone to blame?

Do you find yourself looking for someone to blame?

It is natural and human to blame someone or something when things go wrong. What is hiding behind this tendency? We often feel as though we deserve something that is rightfully ours. But why? What is the story behind these thoughts? I have two words that I practice...
Clearing away caregiver stumbling blocks (video)

Clearing away caregiver stumbling blocks (video)

We have so many stumbling blocks as caregivers, but the lack of tenderness toward ourselves may be the biggest. Do you leave yourself out of the mix when you think of compassion? A healthy personal regimen is the first thing we think of regarding self-care. These...
Tonight I wept.

Tonight I wept.

  Tonight I wept. I wept for so many things. The reason doesn’t matter. I thought to myself -science says crying is good for us. It releases stress hormones from the body. I didn’t give a shit about that. Then I made myself go outside for (probably)...

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