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Find True Well-being through Energy Practices

This article on Finding (and keeping!) True Well-being through Energy Practices briefly explains the what and the why of “energy clearing.” And by giving you some ideas about the “how,” my hope is that you will seek out some guidance to learn these practices, as tried and true methods with an experienced guide are always most beneficial. Why should […]

Yoga in Bali Retreat

YOGA IN BALI RETREAT: SACRED ADVENTURE 2016 with Shannon McCall and Kat Allen February 9- 22, 2016    Ubud, Bali and Gili Meno Island Early Bird price $2200 by Sept.30th; $2500 by Nov. 30, 2015 Join us for this trip of a lifetime–our Yoga in Bali Retreat is truly a Sacred Adventure and Journey into the Heart of Bali.  Enter […]

The Healthy Mind on CHANGE

The Healthy Mind on CHANGE,  or, Therapist finds enchantment in her Inner Geek! What I  will outline below in this article are some key points in learning to navigate a world where change is happening at a faster place, and more frequently, to almost everyone, including myself.  And trust me, change can be as hard for me […]

Healing trauma through Meditation

Healing our trauma and stress through Meditation.  That is the title of the video, below, presented by my teacher, Tsoknyi Rinpoche. It got me to thinking and comparing.  While there are a number of ways of dealing with the effects trauma and stress here in the West, they differ from eastern traditions in a number of ways. […]

Couples Counseling in West Seattle–Traits of Healthy Relationships

If you are thinking about seeking Couples Counseling in West Seattle for concerns about your relationship, Congratulations!  That is a very healthy thing to do–to stop and wonder, “Hmmm, maybe someone outside the system will be able to see what is going on more clearly, not take sides, and actually be able to TEACH US […]

Special July Yoga Series: Healthy Spine-Healthy Mind!

Give yourself the gift of a healthy = happy body and mind!  July 7-28, 2015   The focus of this short series is to create and/or maintain the ever-so-important foundations of a strong back and core, and a stable, tranquil mind.  Using the four classes to build on one another, we will work up to longer […]

Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

Discover how powerfully healing it is to use Mindfulness and Psychotherapy together, to address anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, and old wounds.  When we get right down to it, what seems to nourish our deepest Self is a way of being creatively alive, and fully awake to our moment by moment experience, so that we are […]

New Year’s Eve Yoga Workshop: Yoga, Reflection & Ritual with Kat Allen and Shannon McCall


Waking up in Every Moment (Inspiration from a Buddhist meditation retreat)

If I had  to distill all the teachings I have ever learned into a single phrase, that one would sum it up quite well.  I have “stolen” that phrase from my teacher Tsoknyi (pronounced ‘Sony’) Rinpoche, who used it to describe a workshop of his, because it is process-oriented.  If I know nothing else, which […]

Working with Grief

“Grief does not change you… It reveals you.” ~ John Green “What if we never ‘get over’ certain deaths, or our childhoods? What if the idea that we should have by now, or will, is a great palace lie? What if we’re not supposed to? What if it takes a life time…?    ~ Anne Lamott […]