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The Balance of Peace and Growth

Posted on Thursday, March 13th, 2014 at 4:50 pm.

Although much of my life revolves around a daily routine of work, like all of us, I find myself bombarded with sensations and images, thoughts and feelings – and often caught between delight and distress. One moment I find myself in a clear beautiful sunny day after a rain, water droplets pooling on leaves and…   Read more »

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My Blessing For The New Year

Posted on Monday, December 30th, 2013 at 1:13 pm.

A few weeks ago, someone asked me, ‘what is your perfect life?’  The idea being that if I could name it, I could pray for it and perhaps manifest it. It seemed a simple enough question. My immediate answer was that the earth and its various inhabitants are safe and people are conscious. That we…   Read more »

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A Magnificent Life

Posted on Thursday, October 24th, 2013 at 12:45 pm.

Last week my husband and I bought a beautiful piece of art.  We had gone to visit an old friend of my father’s – an artist – Ron Wing.  He is 84, had a heart attack several months ago and has congestive heart failure.  He was my father’s best friend. They had been friends since…   Read more »

Overwhelm

Posted on Monday, April 1st, 2013 at 2:54 pm.

Maybe you could call it a creative block, but what it really feels like is that I’m caught between these different and enormous landscapes, like being in the middle of moving worlds and everything is changing and I don’t know yet where I am standing. On the mundane level, I can tell you exactly what…   Read more »

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What I wish for Jyoti Singh Pandey

Posted on Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 at 2:02 pm.

Yesterday I first learned her name and saw her picture.  She was smiling with warm brown eyes and long dark hair.  She looked petite, young and sweet.  I was glad to learn her name. I was glad to see her picture.  I was glad to get to know her a tiny bit in this way.…   Read more »

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We Are Big Beings

Posted on Friday, November 2nd, 2012 at 10:10 am.

Last Thursday I went to my Dr’s again.  I still haven’t kicked whatever is making me ill. While in the Dr’s office, a man was there getting vitamin C intravenously.  He had cancer.  I told him that I ‘wanted to kill’ whatever was making me sick – the bacteria or virus that were in my…   Read more »

Enough

Posted on Sunday, September 30th, 2012 at 7:32 pm.

I was outside. It was night. Someone was behind me: his hands on the small of my back propelling me dangerously forward with enormous force. I was scared. I tried to decompress the uncomfortable arch in my back but the force was too great. I tried to steer myself towards a large overweigh man, thinking…   Read more »

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What is Compassion?

Posted on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 at 2:15 pm.

Sometimes we confuse compassion with rescuing someone else.  Compassion is not rescuing.  It is feeling the other person’s pain.  Compassion does not mean that you agree with how they see reality.  But it is understanding and caring about their reality. I’ve always been a compassionate person.  I have always had empathy for those people, animals…   Read more »

Inside and Out

Posted on Monday, August 6th, 2012 at 1:01 pm.

Some of the big shifts in my life occurred when I started to look at the difference between inside and out.  Examining this difference allows you to discriminate between what you think you want (ego perspective) and what your life wants of you (spiritual perspective).   Sometimes these are the same things – but not always.…   Read more »

Accepting Life’s Challenges

Posted on Sunday, May 6th, 2012 at 6:20 pm.

I am in a chapter of my life where I am sifting, sorting and reorganizing who I am. Sometimes I see the more expansive parts of myself – the parts that can hold a goal over along period of time and work towards them without much coming back in return, or the parts that have…   Read more »

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