The essence of resilience

Resilience is the holy grail of mental health.  It is the ability to bounce back from life’s inevitable setbacks.  It is the foundation for success and the basis for “I can”. But what if the essence of resilience lies in the experience of … Continue reading

A basic truth

What you feel is a basic truth.  It is what it is.  Right here and now in your body the sensations and flow of your inner experience is simply a fact.  You did not make it so, it just is. … Continue reading

The biggest freedom you can have

When you think of anxiety you don’t usually think of freedom.  But I’m going to share a secret: the biggest freedom you can have is the ability tofeel anxiety. I know, it sounds crazy, right?  But I promise you that’s … Continue reading

Double Black Diamond Growth

I just skied my first double black diamond run!!!  Yahoo!!  Now, as double blacks go it was probably a gentle one, in that it had no moguls and had been groomed, but it was steep and long and I did … Continue reading

Longing and limits

We are all vulnerable. We long for so many things.  And often we can do a great deal toward making those things happen, but we do not 100% determine the outcome.  In the end other forces contribute to whether or … Continue reading

The utility of futility

If at first you don’t succeed try again.  Then try some more.  Then if you don’t succeed, try giving up. Some things in life are futile.  The vulnerable truth of being human is we are not 100% in control of … Continue reading