As a still photographer I am acutely aware of the timing of the shutter. Bringing this awareness to a client’s session allows a dynamic pragmatism to life’s daily choices with a focus on listening.
Just as a DNA imprint defines our every cell, so our minds give meaning to every habit, every act, every unacknowledged desire. Losing touch with our self, creating goals and achievements without a basis in passion or authenticity will compromise our freedom of mind.
My strategies uncover our mental attitudes while allowing awareness of choice through conscious focus. A mind with a calm and curious voice is free to make life-provoking choices.
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"A genius is she who is most like herself." I saw this written on the wall backstage at Lincoln Center in New York City. Except it said, "A genius is he who is most like himself." I like them both.
“Our imperfections do not make us inadequate; they are what connect us to each other and to our humanity.” Brene Brown, Connections Curriculum
When I was growing up I found a quote by George Bernard Shaw, he said, “The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.”
That quote certainly fit the times I found myself living in but it didn’t impress me enough to follow along or want to be with anyone who thought like that.
We are each wired – hard wired – for community, for love, leaving us open to the longing for approval. Approval = connection, approval is community, approval means we are worthy. We matter if someone cool thinks we are cool. We matter if we are not alone, part of a greater whole.
So how can we belong if we can’t be perfect? How can we speak our minds if we don’t fit in? How can we have boundaries if we long for approval? When every song, every article, every fashion asks us to fit its mold, where is our authenticity?
If I listen to my clients, it’s on the back burner. It’s what they call me for and what they struggle in and with, and on a lonely evening it goes to the back of the closet. Later, I’ll do that, be that, later. Right now I want a hot date, what’s wrong with that?
So the quote I started with, about our imperfections, gets misplaced. My imperfections are only OK if they fit into your imperfections or if you find mine acceptable – which you might for the first while, but if I get comfortable with them, well, you might get uncomfortable. It gets very complicated, this authenticity thing. It might be why Facebook has that as a choice for describing relationship. It is complicated!
It is so hard to do what everyone knows – which is: our first, our only relationship is with ourself. Period. Bah Humbug. We cultivate that. Have our hot date with who we really are, get to know that person – warts and all as we sometimes say – then we can start to look beyond out into the broader world where we have been all along because, you know, we really are all alike in this. We are in this together.
My website is a great way to start to get to know me. You can also call 617 794 5811 for a free consult to see if we might be a good fit working together.
I love my clients and look forward to getting to know you.
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