Why Mirrors?

Why Mirrors?

Mirrors have always been a part of my life. When I was a little girl, mirrors were a source of amusement and delight. As I grew older, the mirror became an exacting critic for me to appease as I compared my image with those of women in fashion magazines. One day, I...

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Are You Objectifying Yourself?

Are You Objectifying Yourself?

I am facilitating a guided self-reflection session. My client is sitting in front of the mirror in a comfortable meditation posture. She is still, gazing into her own eyes. And, she feels nothing. She doesn’t like her hair and she makes a few other, dare I say, cruel...

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How to Stop Criticizing your Appearance

How to Stop Criticizing your Appearance

Research finds that eight in 10 women are dissatisfied with their reflection in the mirror.  It’s not surprising. Media images of women retouched to perfection create standards of beauty that are nearly impossible to attain. The pressure to be thin, young and sexy –...

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Is Self-love Healthy or Narcissistic?

Is Self-love Healthy or Narcissistic?

We all know the icon of the narcissist gazing in the mirror. Narcissists seem to love themselves extremely, to the exclusion of others. Mirrors reflect back how we feel about ourselves. Looking at our own image may be a source of delight, or it may trigger critical,...

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What Are You Looking At?

What Are You Looking At?

“What are you looking at?” is not only a famous line from the movies, it’s also an important question to ask yourself. Sensitive souls know that everything we see affects us deeply. Research in neuroscience is continuously gathering more evidence to support that...

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The Naked Truth

The Naked Truth

When I meet people at parties and they ask me what I do, I tell them “I’m a mirror-gazing expert”. If they don’t immediately turn away, I explain a little more: “Mirror Meditation is a daily practice that involves gazing at your reflection in the mirror for 10 minutes...

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See Yourself for the First Time

See Yourself for the First Time

As we begin our session, I tell her “Wiggle your toes, feel your feet solidly on the floor, and your butt firmly in the chair.” We are preparing for a wild ride – not in an all-terrain vehicle or a rollercoaster. We’re beginning a 50-minute session of intense mirror...

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Who Sees You Accurately?

Who Sees You Accurately?

Have your ever had someone give you a complement – it sounds nice and you appreciate being noticed, but something about it just doesn’t quite land? The person clearly wants to see the good in you, but their impression of you is a bit off. Sometimes accuracy trumps...

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