Tag: compassion

A reminder from Mary Oliver

Some days, I find that it’s wisest to simply listen, rather than adding to the noise. Mary Oliver was one of the first poets I discovered in my 30’s, when I began exploring mindfulness-based approaches (and eventually, spirituality) as an early career psychologist. After… Continue Reading “A reminder from Mary Oliver”

Mindful writing with nature

How are you like a tree? A mountain? An ocean? What nourishes your soil? How do you know when you are depleted or in need of replenishment? Which seeds have you intentionally sowed in your lifetime – and which do you still long to… Continue Reading “Mindful writing with nature”

Love in the grocery aisles: mindfulness and compassion

About eight years ago, I attended a brief women’s metta retreat. Following a weekend of meditation and near silence, re-entry back into the “real world” proved surprisingly difficult even though I’d participated in previous retreats. The challenge started once I left the rural retreat… Continue Reading “Love in the grocery aisles: mindfulness and compassion”