Fear is my ally

Fearlessness isn’t the absence of fear, but the ability stay with one’s fear and use its energy wisely. Working with (as opposed to fighting against) our fears can point us toward our own place of freedom. We tend to think of fear as a bad thing. Something that gets...

Working with anger

I’ve been talking with some clients recently about anger. We all know what it’s like. It feels like an alien takes control of us. When in its grip, we can’t seem to stop ourselves from saying or doing things we regret later. Or it silently boils inside, leaving us...

The neuroscience of mindfulness

This excellent article by David Rock explains mindfulness by way of two key neural networks: the “default” network, which thinks about ourselves and our world, and “direct experience”, which takes in information through our senses in real time....

Never give up!

I love this video! It’s of a feisty little penguin who is surrounded by a whole pod of orca whales out to get him. But he refuses to give up, and ultimately outsmarts them...