Madeleine's Most Recent Posts

Letting Others Be Free

Hello Dear People, My Monday morning messages have been few and far between lately .. time off and also creating more effective ways for you to find freedom in the midst of a busy and sometimes chaotic world. To let this happen and flow with the natural rhythyms of life and creativity, I had to

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The Truth of Who You Are Will Set You Free

For myself and the many beautiful humans I have sat with as a therapist over the years, gaining mental health and balance has been less about acquiring new skills and more about a gradual letting go of who we thought we were. We are given an identity at birth, (small, middle child, English etc), we

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Where There’s Tea, There’s Hope

  Hope in the smallest of places. Hope in the stillness. Hope in a conversation. Hope in simplicity. Hope in a smile. Hope in a cup of tea. Hope in a child’s eyes. Hope in a warm embrace.   Acceptance of the present moment will never let you down. Life reveals itself to you if

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Ask What Not Why…

  Good morning everyone, A quick reminder that tomorrow is the last Tuesday drop-in mindfulness class and there will be no class on Friday. Here is a short, game-changing blog today about a simple shift you can make to feel more empowered and avoid the loop of over-analysis paralysis.  New research from organizational psychology shows

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Love.. What the Hell is it Anyway?

    I remember in my early 20’s I was on a retreat with a friend who was into yoga and meditation at the time. The teacher, obviously a well-respected guru, kept talking about love, that we are love, love is the only answer, find the love, feel the love… and I was completely lost.

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What are we really doing?

“Life is what happens when you are busy making plans.” John Lennon   I have had a lot of conversations with people over the course of my career. People that are facing burn-out, depression, anxiety and physical pain and illness. We usually trace it back to the source of the discomfort and find tools to

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Mindfulness as Seeing the Truth

  I packed up my youngest boy into the car to get him to school this morning. He had been scurrying around trying to find his shoes in a panic not to be late.  Finally he jumped in the car. “Where were they?” I asked. He smiled sheepishly. “Where they always are. I just didn’t

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Letting Go

True emotional freedom comes only when we let go of resistance to what is in this moment. This is easier to do when life is peaceful, quiet and going the way you want it to. The challenge really arises when we are faced with change and adversity, however big or small. It could be a

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Are you becoming what you despise?

Photo by Sander Wehkamp on Unsplash Are you becoming what you despise?  Before you protest loudly and close the page, thinking she’s finally gone off her rocker, bear with me. I used to be an advocate for social justice issues, railing against injustice and pouring outcry about all sorts of issues. And sometimes it worked. But at what

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