Empathy vs. Compassion

"Compassion, it really opens a whole new door to the way of being in the world." ~ Dr. Thupten Jinpa Empathy, the ability to feel what...

Why Journal?

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” ~William Wordsworth Have you ever thought of journaling? Maybe a therapist suggested...

In Times of Crisis

As a member of the Boulder community, I am devastated by the tragedy that occurred this week at King Soopers supermarket. We lost 10...

A Good Apology

What happens when you have hurt someone and you know it? We may have been taught right from wrong, but we are rarely taught how to handle...

Over-Apologizing

Do you find yourself apologizing… for everything? Is “I’m sorry…” your default disclaimer? For many of us, the language of apology is...

The Inner Critic

We all have an inner critic. It's the voice inside that judges, criticizes, belittles, demeans, disparages, and attacks us. It's the...

Working with Shame

I talk a lot about shame with my clients. I see shame as the core of so much of our suffering and pain. What is shame? Shame is the...