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So far Danielle Saunders has created 19 blog entries.

Blossoming Into Self-Truth and Forgiveness

Transmuting the Shadow
Compassion, forgiveness… Forgiving what seems utterly unforgivable in ourselves.

Where have you held onto severe judgments of yourself?

They are in the deeper layers of the self, where we keep hidden, even from ourselves. And like little monsters stuck in the cracks of the floorboards, they creep out; small, dark, hairy, petrified, raisin-fingered pointing […]

March 14th, 2014|Blog|

“Mindfulness is Boring”

“Mindfulness is boring” so says my 8 year old daughter with a furlong look. This reminds me of the time I was teaching Mindfulness in my 11 year old son’s classroom and after 5 minutes, he started giving me the bug eyes and swiping his hand across his neck to get me to finish the […]

January 20th, 2014|Blog|

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

This line first appeared as a clever bumper sticker driving around the East Bay. I had to think about what this was saying. As a psychotherapist, I was taught that there were core beliefs, often deeply unconscious, that the mind would assume were true. A hallmark of most therapy traditions was this connection between thoughts […]

January 14th, 2014|Blog|

Opening Up to Connection

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We all have the desire to connect with others. To share our deepest thoughts and to be understood by others. Many of us train ourselves out of the desire and humbly accept the frustrated unanswered conversation. Many of us talk to ourselves, some write in journals, some mutter over a beer or two.

We let […]

January 10th, 2014|Blog|

Surrender to the Divine Feminine

Releasing the story of doing it ALONE!

Who do you let help you? Is help easy for you to accept?

Just this morning, while outside hanging a comforter to dry on the clothesline, I stumbled upon a neighborhood cat scuffling in the back corner of my garden.

Upon assessing his situation, I saw that his back right leg […]

November 15th, 2013|Blog|