Articles by Tammy Lea McKaskle

So, What Do You Mean by “Acceptance?”
Etymologically, acceptance is to take what is offered. In a therapeutic setting, it is the active nonjudgmental embracing of experience in the here-and-now. It is unconditional friendliness, and the metaphorical reminder that under any circumstance a good friend is someone who sticks around. In acceptance, we take what arises, just as it is, and with friendliness we embrace… continue reading


Recommended Websites

  • Live Mindfully – A Chicago-based blog that encourages practice and being in the here-and-now
  • Dharma Ocean – Guided meditations and teachings from a center devoted to the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of Naropa University
  • Shambhala Meditation Center – Center in Boulder, also founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, that offers mindfulness-based teachings and practices


Recommended Books

Start where you are: A guide to compassionate living by P. Chödrön

There is nothing wrong with you: Going beyond self-hate by C. Huber

Waking the tiger: Healing trauma by P. A. Levine

The willpower instinct: How self-control works, why it matters, and what you can do to get more of it by K. McGonigal

Mind beyond death by D. Ponlop

Mindsight: The new science of personal transformation by D. J. Siegel

What really helps: Using mindfulness and compassionate presence to help, support, and encourage others by K. K. Wegela



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