On Busy Solitude by Em Capito, LCSW
On Busy Solitude

The Novel-winning poet, Seamus Heaney, recognized, “The true and durable path into and through experience involves being true to your own solitude, true to your own secret knowledge.” That’s perhaps a perfect…

Madrone Tree in Nicaragua, Em Capito, LCSW
On Communing with Trees: Mother Madrone

This is the story of a surprising relationship with a tree. We are surrounded by abundance and connection, if we just step out into nature and open our hearts. On April 1st,…

addition by subtraction by Em Capito, LCSW
On Addition by Subtraction

Where do I need to say no, to be able to say yes? A favorite open inquiry prompt from my annual planning process is addition by subtraction. If you’re like me, you…

On Santosha by Em Capito, LCSW
On Santosha

Santosha is a practice within the eight-limbed path of yoga roughly translated as contentment. Santosha requires practice because it is human nature to want more; to want something different than what we…

On the purpose of intuition by Em Capito, LCSW
On the Purpose of Intuition

What is the purpose of those gut feelings and synchronous moments we call intuition? As children, dependent on external love for our survival, we developed creative tactics. I was a hero child…

Boundaries & Open Hearts by Em Capito, LCSW
On Boundaries & Opening Our Hearts

In our relationships, we must often walk in a vast gray area of unknowability.​ Even within ourselves, there are many times when we cannot discern intuition from fear. Sometimes we simply must embrace uncertainty…

On the Power of Place by Em Capito, LCSW
On the Power of Sanctuary

“It seems as if the right words can come only out of the perfect space of a place you love.” – Ellen Meloy, The Anthropology of Turquoise This last weekend, my heart…

Self-reflection An honest look in the mirror
On Self-Reflection

“Oops! That’s actually mine.” Being a therapist presents a unique opportunity to continuously see myself within my clients’ stories and take my own medicine. It’s not about perfection – for any of…

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