My name is Dr. Jill Peterson.
It's all about developing a Self. You are the only one who will be with you for every moment of your life; the only one who will experience your joys, triumphs, losses and defeats in life from the inside out.
Your relationship to your Self is the most important relationship you will ever have, and truly, the only one you will have for your entire life. Isn’t cultivating that relationship into one that feels healthy, nurturing and trusting, worth your time and energy?
Maybe you’ve never considered that a relationship with your Self is that important or even know what a relationship with your Self looks like.
For many of us, everyone and everything else in our lives comes first (e.g. career, spouse, children, family, friends, pets, house, possessions, social media, entertainment industry, food and beverage establishments…you get the picture) and we show up somewhere on the bottom of the list, if we make the list at all! Read more...
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Ideas that feed your soul.
Coach Dean Smith to Michael Jordan in his freshman year at UNC: “Michael, if you can’t pass, you can’t play.” As human beings, we are social animals. We depend on others not only for our survival in the world, but for our ability to thrive, grow, evolve and succeed. We are often in awe of[…]
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. ~Anonymous Ahhh, Envy. Not a friend many of us like to admit we ever entertain in our homes. And yet, when was the last time you saw someone and thought to yourself, “I wish I had their (body, partner, confidence, job, income, strength, house,[…]
Looking at the dark in a different light reveals the dawn lying in wait. ~Terah Cox Have you noticed something in your life that doesn’t feel right? A relationship that isn’t satisfying? A job that consumes all of your energy and attention, leaving nothing for the rest of your life? Or your body seemingly betraying[…]
This one is dedicated to my clients. Gratitude is a strange experience. We are often taught to “practice” gratitude in the form of daily gratitude journals and learning to hone our attention to even the smallest event we may feel grateful for. These are excellent practices, but we rarely focus on how to receive the[…]
Reading that title, you may imagine I’m talking about guests who visit your home, such as family members and friends. But the guests I am talking about are those that visit your inner landscape of mind and body-sensations, emotions, thoughts, beliefs, judgments and memories. A constant stream of guests who show up, leave, come back,[…]
You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf. ~Jon Kabat Zinn Is it true that we can “let go” of things in our life like unwanted emotions, memories, beliefs, experiences or relationships? Or do these things let go of us? Have you ever been told you should just “let go” of your[…]
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom ~ Anaϊs Nin Do you ever notice when things seem to move easily in your life, doors open, opportunities arise, helpful and supportive people suddenly enter your life? And then there are[…]
“I just want to be happy” is a common statement and yet, the experience of happiness can feel elusive, just out of reach. If happiness were to arrive at your doorstep in this moment, would you recognize it? I find happiness is often a background spectator waiting for our attention. Even though we long for[…]