Beyond Self Help -

The Restful Tapping Course is
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For Presence, Peace, and Relief, you’ll learn to:
Love yourself more instead of trying to fix yourself
Learn to be with your experience by gaining resilience through mindfulness
Be fully honest instead of trying to positive think your way to another experience
Explore your experience in a new way, making room for change to naturally emerge

Writings and Explorations

A belief about beliefs

Having the belief that having beliefs is the cause of suffering, is also a belief. Or replace that with the word story. Having the belief that having stories is the cause of suffering is a belief. There is nothing wrong with believing things and being in your story...

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Compassion grandma

Be as compassionate with yourself as a little old grandma or grandpa would be. You know, the one who wants you to be well fed, have the treats, make sure you have enough coloring supplies and excursions to keep you in joy. Also warm enough or not too hot. Be your own...

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Blunt Word Fest

I never really got into Grey's Anatomy. I take that back. I binge-watched two seasons while living in Switzerland in 2007 and it contributed to me spinning deep into a depression, so I finally stopped when I realized watching that drama wasn't helping me... but my...

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Unapologetically Me

I just want to be completely and unapologetically me, and I bet you do too.   I went to a three and a half hour singing workshop Sunday afternoon and I was struck by the sweet vulnerability everyone shared as they stood up and sang what they prepared. Most...

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See me!

Yesterday afternoon when I walked into work, my co-worker exclaimed with her arms thrown in the air "Marina is here! My day just got 10x better!" Now THAT was THE way to greet me and make me feel completely and utterly appreciated just for my existence.   Most...

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Portland = Home

It's been a long time since I've felt like any physical place is home. I've often adjusted myself and made the best of places or situations in my life. For a long time Denver felt like home. I lived in Switzerland for a few years in the most beautiful places and they...

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