Ishwari Sollohub, LPCC
Santa Fe and Los Alamos, New Mexico
What inspires you? Here are some items that I find both helpful and inspiring. Most of them are free. Browse through and help yourself to anything that you like. I also invite you to share things that you find inspiring or helpful.
Call me at (505) 231-1697 or go to the page to let me know about things you'd like to share.
365 Days of Self-Care A calendar offering sweet, silly and simple ways to be positive and create happiness (free)
Boundaries Handout describing healthy boundaries, as well as indicators of when boundaries are too loose or too rigid (free)
Unhealthy Beliefs and Healthy Boundary Builders Handout giving examples of unhealthy thoughts or beliefs, coupled with healthier affirmations (free)
Boundaries Quotes and Graphics Handout showing graphic representation of healthy and unhealthy boundaries; also some quotes and a great cartoon (free)
Coping with Grief After Sudden Death Handout describing some of the issues and specific feelings, as well as tips for coping (free)
Seven Simple Ways to Increase Self-Care Handout describing some simple yet powerful things you can do right now to improve your well-being (free)
Intimate Relationship Toolbox Powerful Inner Bonding program for healing relationship issues (for purchase)
Permanent Weight Loss Toolbox Powerful Inner Bonding program for healing food addiction and weight loss issues (for purchase)
Youtube video of Whitney Houston performing The Greatest Love of All, an inspiring and touching song about self-love (free)
Letter to a Friend Inspirational poem written in 1513 by Fra Giovanni, celebrating love, peace, beauty and gratitude (free)
A Friend A small poster of a simple quote with a big message about authentic friendship (free)
Universal and Unconditional Love Sandra Ingerman offers an essay and practice about what we can all do to heal ourselves and the world (free)
Essay on Equanimity Peter Williams discusses the practice of remaining at ease in the face of life's vicissitudes. "Equanimity is a state of accepting the alternation of pleasure and pain, being able to stay connected and non-reactive as life does its dance... a happiness and peace that does not depend on things going right in our lives." Includes instructions for practicing Mindfulness and an Equanimity Practice Technique. (free)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t7IbrgckMQ&feature=related Music - Pulling in the Oars
Singer/songwriter Kirtana performs her song about personal surrender Lyrics here (free)
Serenity Prayer The classic and profound wisdom shared in Twelve-Step Programs (free)
The Well of Grief - poem A beautiful perspective on grieving, By David Whyte (free)
The T-Shirt Tool A useful tool for exploring happiness in relationship (free)
Five Steps of Completion A healing tool for the times when we face challenging completions or endings (free)
Inner Bonding - Becoming a Loving Adult to Your Inner Child by Margaret Paul - teaching how to take loving care of yourself, through a profound six-step process, so that you can learn to access your own right, best answers in every situation. (go to www. innerbonding.com to purchase)
Mindset - the New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck - How differing attitudes affect the way that people view both themselves and their interactions with others.
A General Theory of Love by Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini and Richard Lannon - Examining the phenomenon of love and human connection from a combined scientific and cultural perspective.
"Hello from Ishwari"
Periodic email with news, inspiration, events and fun (free)
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KSFR radio interview about memoir, "Rocks and Roses"
We can all use a few good laughs!
Letter to God:
So far today I'm doing all right. I haven't gossiped, lost my temper, been greedy, grumpy, selfish, or self-indulgent. I haven't whined, complained, cursed, eaten any chocolate. I haven't charged anything on my credit card.
However, I will be getting out of bed in a minute, and I think that I'll really need your help then. Thank you."
-- Author unknown