Refuges are whatever protects, refuels, and inspires you. They might include teachers, teachings, the community of the taught, reason, practice, the Divine, mindfulness, your cat, pilates, good chocolate, meditation, the memory of your grandmother, or simply sitting quietly with a cup of tea.
Identifying your refuges, and finding ways to sink into them while they sink into you, is enormously helpful-especially during this celebratory and still often stressful time of year. -Rick Hanson, PhD (see www.rickhanson.net for equally fantastic food for thought).
*Those of us at Professional Drive Counseling wish you a peaceful and refuge-filled holiday season.