When Fear Overpowers Us

Imagine that we’re watching a movie together and on the screen is a really lovely scene. A wholesome family is in their mini-van. 4-year-old Suzy is in her carseat, kicking her legs and humming to herself, gazing out the window. Her little brother, Carson is crashed out in his car seat.  Mum is driving, hands at 10 and 2; Dad is rummaging through a backpack looking for snacks for Suzy. They are on a two-lane highway lined with trees on either side headed to Grandma’s house. The radio flips to “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”, which is one of Suzy’s favorite songs. Mum is a woman who smiles easily and she does so now. Her long fingers reach over and she turns the volume of the radio up so Suzy can hear. Suzy squeals happily and starts to sing along “Picture yourself on a boat on a river. With tangelo trees and MAMA-lade skies” She hasn’t quite figured out how to pronounce “tangerine” or “marmalade” yet and she had a tangelo last week so that seems to make sense to her this week. Mum and Dad also chime in. “Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly. A girl with kaleidoscope eeeeeyes.” Carson stirs in his carseat but doesn’t wake. The camera pans out, we can still hear the family singing in the background. Our eyes follow the minivan as the view of the camera widens and floats above the family in the car. There is a curve in the road ahead and we see that a truck has rounded the corner, headed towards the minivan.

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Water Element - Winter is the Time for Restoration

Though the world may feel slow, don’t forget that there is still movement and life there beneath the surface. The seeds that lay in the deep recesses of the earth may be dormant, but they are beginning the metamorphic process of manifesting their destiny. You may also be called to examine the innermost depths of your own destiny. You may be called to befriend the hidden aspects of yourself.

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Meditation: I've Been Doing It Wrong!

This is how I used to think: “I don’t know why I still have insomnia. I meditate 10 minutes twice a day!” It is also a sentiment that I’ve heard reflected through my patients time and time again. There are countless articles on meditation on the interwebs and we, as consumers of the digital intelligence age, eat it all up. It almost seems too good to be true:

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