Building Empathy and Equity

A retreat intensive with Karla McLaren and Jonathan McRay Friday, August 23rd to Sunday, August 25th in Harrisonburg, Virginia $175 (see friends and family discount below) Emotional healing for racial justice Talking about or confronting racism and inequality can bring up powerful emotions like shame, rage, panic, grief, and despair. And since most of us don’t know how to work with even one of these emotions, … Read More

A Simple Way to Balance Your Whole Life

Elemental Balance: Honoring Your Whole Self An online course at Empathy Academy Monday, October 1st to Friday, October 26th 4 Weeks: $135 If you want to learn to work brilliantly with your emotions, it’s important to know where they fit into your life. Are they suppressed? Are they overemphasized? Are your intellectual life and your emotional life balanced, or do they fight with one another? Does … Read More

The Magical Healing Properties of Sadness

Letting go, relaxing, and rejuvenating: These are the gifts of sadness New course starts January 22nd! I’ve been watching the emotional behavior on the left and the right here in the U.S., and it pretty much goes like this: Anger, fear, panic, hatred, depression, despair, and then it starts again at anger. These are all valuable emotions when you know how to regulate them, but if … Read More