Emotions: Getting Comfortable With the Uncomfortable

Emotions: Getting Comfortable With the Uncomfortable

Have you ever felt uncomfortable when faced with your emotions? You’re not alone. In fact, I recently dealt with this experience myself. I was forced to face a powerful emotional response during a Gestalt exercise in a class I was taking. The emotions I felt were so...
Heart Intelligence: The Mind of Love

Heart Intelligence: The Mind of Love

My words are easy to understand and easy to perform,Yet no man under heaven knows them or practices them.My words have ancient beginnings.My actions are disciplined.Because men do not understand, they have no knowledge of me.Those that know me are few;Those that abuse...
Recognizing Sanity Within Confusion

Recognizing Sanity Within Confusion

The natural state of the human heart is open and vulnerable. While the heart is meant to be soft and exposed, it is our nature to protect it from any emotional and physical pain. I have noticed that within a state of contraction I am protecting my open, tender...
Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Courageously and fearlessly we faced one another armed with the sword of Prajna – cutting through confusion and ego pride- and splitting conceptualized self into pieces. Face to face, persistently questioned “who are you,” my notion of reality was challenged. ...
The Mindfulness of the Body

The Mindfulness of the Body

Mindfulness does not only benefit the mind. The practice also connects you to your body to help you become more in tune with your emotions. As I began to practice mindfulness, I noticed that I was able to find physical sensations that happened when I was experiencing...
Diversity and Inclusion in Mindfulness

Diversity and Inclusion in Mindfulness

As a counselor, diversity and inclusivity are very important to me. Mindful meditation has allowed me to become a more competent multicultural counselor and be aware of my own privilege. This practice can be used as a tool to uncover and make you more aware of your...