The act of receiving something offered. The ability to accept an experience as it is within your body, without the desire to change it, transform it, end it, or have a different experience is the first step to ending suffering.

3 Steps to Finding Purpose in Your Pain

Pain.  It’s one of the most primitive forms of feedback in your body. It’s “primitive” because it is linked to the ancient parts of your brain, the reptilian brain or brainstem (I’ll call it your “lizard brain”) and your spinal

Control and Acceptance: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Independent, Confident and Socially Responsible Teenagers

  My oldest daughter just began her journey in that melting pot of hormonal, emotional and intellectual discovery that we collectively call “highschool”. She is making new friends, engaging in new activities and finding out more about who she is

8 Signs That You Are Avoiding Transformation

The following are eight signs that you’re in reaction. You are moving away from a feeling or experience rather than moving toward wholeness and transformation in that moment.

What Does Your Pain Want From You?

A young woman came into my office last week with excruciating neck pain that began suddenly with no prior trauma or injury. Her neck and upper back were locked in what is clinically known as “torticollis.”

How to Harness the Power of “As-Is” Acceptance to End Pain

Ashleigh Brilliant, English author and cartoonist from the early 20th Century said that “By accepting you as you are, I do not necessarily abandon all hope of your improving.”