Welcome to my blog. I am excited to share my work with anyone interested, and eager to receive your feedback. The impetus to start the blog came from the 2013 publication of my book, Body Over Mind: a mindful reality check: attaining psychological freedom by confronting thought with reality. I have since published The Myth of Doing: managing guilt, shame, anxiety, regret and self-judgment.
I call this work Mindful Reality. It is a self-inquiry practice that combats anxiety, depression and stressful thoughts that stem from worry, self-blame and the belief that we must do something to fix our lives. Grounded in our “physical reality,” we learn to counter inner judgment and “should” thoughts with an awareness that we must always be doing whatever we are doing. Negative thoughts that make us feel like we are not living our lives correctly are put up against the knowledge that we can each only do the things we are doing in each moment, as anything else is physically impossible. Acceptance and inner validation are the results.