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A Day In The Life

These sorts of relationships are unique. We get together, typically for an hour each week, in service of you and your world, in service of your health and wholeness in whatever dimensions are most important for you. Typically this involves lots of attention and curiosity coming in your direction (except when that's not actually helpful) Often there can be some unspoken assumptions about what sorts of information about your practitioner is permitted to be shared. In some traditions there are even strict rules forbidding your practitioner to share any personal information ... leading to more of the unfortunate, empty, invulnerable routine 'hey how are you?' ...'oh I'm good, but what about you?'

The thing is .... a human is the most social creature on the planet ....

So many of our deepest wounds occur in relationship

Much of our most significant healing also occurs in relationship

The implicit messages in some therapeutic relationships are things like ...

The client is filled with problems and the practitioner is the source of solutions

The client is the only one with problems

You can't have challenges or vulnerabilities if you are going to help others

Feelings of challenge or distress need to be 'fixed' before anything (or anyone) else can receive attention

The thing is ... as humans ... the capacity for relationship is essential to our wellbeing

Perhaps relationality is a better word, as is suggests less of a fixed noun and more of an ongoing, dynamic process ... a dance

As you are probably well aware one of the hallmarks of relationality is complexity ...

Our ability to be with opposites, to balance giving with receiving ...

Our capacity to be able to set a boundary with someone we love from a place of care, to have access to our healthy aggression that lives between the poles of violence and passivity ...

to, as Walt Whitman says 'contain multitudes'

And so, in recognition of the realationality required for human wholeness, I offer these forays into my personal life. There is no expectation that you read this, or even like what you see. It is simply a way to share some of my humanity, in hopes that it may help serve as a spark that ignites the intelligence and goodness that lives in our shared humanity

Tea

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Snow

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Vulnerability & Challenges

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Wilderness

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Woodworking & Sci-fi

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