Releasing Shame

Releasing Shame

Shame is a toxic emotion that is felt when a social norm an individual perceives, is violated. When shame is felt, despair often follows. Marriage is a normative age old social relational construct that is violated and called into question when a divorce occurs. As...
Lovingkindness and Healing

Lovingkindness and Healing

Loving Kindness Meditation is an awareness meditation that invokes feelings of love and benevolence toward the practitioner, and the world. Metta Meditation as it is called is a Buddhist meditation that calls for compassion from within that in time radiates out to the...
Plan Financially for Your Divorce

Plan Financially for Your Divorce

Getting divorced is not only an emotionally daunting prospect, but also a financially terrifying one. Not knowing what your cashflow will be and not having familiarity with your finances is one of the leading causes of anxiety during the divorce process. We have...
Compassion Does Not Mean Foolishness

Compassion Does Not Mean Foolishness

Compassion. What is it really? Compassion requires mindfulness, empathy, presence and tenderness. It all starts from within – cultivating compassion for yourself and your circumstances, whatever they may be. In the West compassion is defined as a feeling of...
How to Identify Behavioral Projection

How to Identify Behavioral Projection

Behavioral projections are a common defense mechanism people use when they have uncomfortable feelings or repressed feelings. Those feelings are then redirected, projected onto  a target. This happens often when feelings are hard to process, and no more stressful...