Dissociation: Awareness + Identity

Dissociation is a term that covers a broad spectrum of experiences from mild, ordinary moments to more intense, distressing trauma related incidents. Every single person you meet has dissociated at some time in their life. Dissociation makes it difficult for us to stay present and occurs when we feel stressed or overwhelmed. Its a natural

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The Power of Paying Attention

What we pay attention to shapes our world and can make a radical change in how we view our reality; altering our direction and changing how we experience and move through life. We may focus only on the negative if we live in an automatic, unconscious way. We start to see mainly negative people and

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Clean Pain? or Dirty Pain?

Life is a crazy, unpredictable journey of ups and downs.  Pain is a universal experience that we all face at some point.  The trouble is we go to any length to avoid pain, pretend it’s not there: anything to make it vanish.  Based on Buddhist philosophy of samsaras, emotional pain is divided into two groups: 

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Negotiating Fear and Panic

How do we feel safe again in the world when we are facing stress and anxiety on a global level as we have never seen before? We are in a confusing and destabilizing time. Nobody knows what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, or a couple months from now. What’s it going to look

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Embrace Fear with Love and Compassion

In a blink of an eye the world changed and we entered into a time of major challenge and uncertainty. This moment will eventually pass, but while we are here how do we stay connected while practicing physical distancing or self-isolating? Part of the solution is for us to stay human with one another while

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