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MINDFUL CRAFTS

 

Mindful crafts kits are now available on Etsy. As a psychotherapist and a crafter I am a deep believer in the healing power of loving attention. The peace and joy we feel when we craft or interact with items made with attention and love. In big cities we spend time interacting with disposable items. It […]

JOY, REGARDLESS!

Have a joyful holidays! Do take a break from everything that is not the way we wish it would be. From all the hurt around the world and in your life this year. From all the disappointments and losses. Close your eyes and imagine the starry night sky, perfect sparkly flakes of snow slowly […]

BEST RESOURCES OF LOW COST COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY IN TORONTO

I must admit, there are not many, although it is my firm belief that psychotherapy should be included in OHIP covered services, the way it is in many European countries. Here are the best one-on-one services available in no particular order:

Your family doctor is a great resource of OHIP covered services. There are […]

THE GLORIFICATION OF BUSY

“The glorification of busy will destroy us. Without space for healing, without time for reflection, without an opportunity to surrender, we risk a complete disconnect from the authentic self. We burn out on the fuels of willfulness, and eventually cannot find our way back to center. And when we lose contact with our core, […]

HOW TO HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING

How to connect with joy and gratitude on Thanksgiving? Like all the holidays marketed as pinnacle of a perfect life (Christmas, Valentines Day, New Year, you name it), many of us feel alienated and inadequate on Thanksgiving. We do not have perfect pies ( I sincerely apologize for my unrealistic post pic), perfect homes, […]

FALL

Fall equinox brings Kali and the burning of the old self. She knows that your greatest self can only rise from the ashes of the lesser you. – Jessica Hesser
Fall is a time of accepting what is on its way out, soon to be gone.
It is time to reconcile with transient way of life, […]

YOU CHOOSE THE DIRECTION

The difference between mistake and experiment is in the belief that you cannot gracefully change your direction. That it is not OK to change your mind. It is not OK to change your beliefs. It is not OK to abort a project.

But it is OK. You can experiment. You can try. You can change […]

PRESENCE

The truth is, anyone who’s meditated even one day, learned fast that we are almost never present. – Pema Chödron
Conscious presence is a quality of living that cultivates a strong connection to the very moment we are experiencing right here and now. All the nurturance, love, beauty, resides in the present moment. The formations […]

GESTATING AND CREATIVE CHAOS AND A CRAFTER’S FEAR OF NOT BEING GOOD ENOUGH

‘Everything we encounter is the path of enlightenment.’ – Pema Chödron
I think I am gestating. Last year, I decided to return to crafts. I transitioned from a draining and not well paid position with a corporation to a private practice, and reclaimed some temporal space aka time for myself. And with the time, once I […]

Falling apart. Part 3 of 3.

Life evolves, we evolve. Nothing is permanent. Changes happen all around us and inside us continuously. We just notice them suddenly. Every moment is new and you can be new in every moment. Often, we only realize this in times of crisis. Crisis can be a blessing. Embrace the change. Accept the fear pushing […]