Free Supportive Listening Resource: Eugene Listens

I thought I would share this resource with all of you. In these challenging times, many of us can feel lonely, isolated, or unsupported. Even if we have people in our lives to talk to, often these communications can have complex dynamics, that can make it hard to feel safe to share and know that…

Jack Kornfield (Meditation Teacher) Pandemic Resources

Jack Kornfield, a renowned Buddhist meditation teacher, shares many different resources, audio/video/written that speak to the times we are in and how to support ourselves through fear, the unknown, grief, and isolation: Pandemic Resources

Guided Self-Compassion Meditations by Dr. Kristin Neff

Guided Self-Compassion Meditations by Dr. Kristin Neff Audio guided self-compassion meditations: Affectionate Breathing [21 minutes] Compassionate Body Scan [24 minutes] Loving-Kindness Meditation [20 minutes] Self-Compassion/Loving-Kindness Meditation [20 minutes] Noting Your Emotions [18 minutes] Soften, soothe, allow:  Working with emotions in the body [15 minutes] Self-Compassion Break [5 minutes]

Transforming Feelings by Thich Nhat Hanh

This is a lovely guide for how to welcome, care, for, and attune to your emotions and what they are signaling. I would say, however, that before letting the feeling release [which is his 4th step below, I would do his 5th step below which is seeing what the feeling is signaling/asking for]. I also…

“The Rain of Self Compassion”-Tara Brach

Are you working on self-esteem and self -love/compassion and need some help? Are you at war with some part of yourself? Practice this 10 minute meditation guided by Tara Brach to help rewire your neural pathways to care for yourself!  

Resources for Support (Warm Lines and Crisis Intervention)

Resources for Support If you are having a crisis, or just feeling overwhelmed and need someone to talk to, please reach out for support. A little support can go a long way. Often we need someone else’s perspective to shine light where we can’t see it on our own, or simply to provide company in…

“Cool Boredom”- An Experience to Open to in Long-Term Relationships

Check out this article about a couple who utilized the gifts of meditation in their relationship. Read to the end to learn about “cool boredom” in relationships. If we are always expecting every moment with our partner to be the height of ecstasy or new experience, we are in for disappointment. But if we can…

Loving Ourselves

All of us, especially as children, need love and support, to be seen and cared about, to be respected and accepted for all of who we are. Though it’s rare that any of us got all the messages we needed perfectly, the beauty of the human organism is we can heal old wounds in the…