The Skillful Blog

Take A Breath

Take A Breath

The breath is one of the most under-rated tools we have. It is simple, easily accessible, and often overlooked.  If you want to be able to set...

Sometimes, In Fall, Things Fall Apart

Sometimes, In Fall, Things Fall Apart

I love fall. It is one of the most beautiful times of the year where I live, in North Carolina. But fall can be bittersweet in more ways than one....

A Religion of One’s Own

A Religion of One’s Own

I recently devoured A Religion of One's Own by Thomas Moore, writer of another great book called Care of the Soul, which I also read a few years...

Valentine’s Day Hacks for Self Love

Valentine’s Day Hacks for Self Love

Valentine's Day is this coming Friday. Ugh. I mean, aaaaawwwww. It's really the co-opting of this "Hallmark holiday" by chocolatiers, florists, and,...

The Paradox of Acceptance

The Paradox of Acceptance

In Buddhist philosophy there is a well known concept relating to the paradox of acceptance. It states that when we accept things as they are,...

Forgiving A Toxic Parent

Forgiving A Toxic Parent

Forgiving a toxic parent. Oof. This is a big one, gang. Here's the thing: there is a very clear message that deserves forgiveness and a commitment...

My Podcast Interview: Women in Depth

My Podcast Interview: Women in Depth

Last month I did my first ever podcast interview. Nerve wracking? Check. Anxiety provoking? Check. Intellectually challenging? Check. The invitation...

What is Guided Imagery?

What is Guided Imagery?

I made my first vlog (eek!) this morning to answer the question of "what is guided imagery?" I hope this video will answer any questions you have...

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