Terri’s Blog

Everyday lessons and wisdom for real-life challenges

The Buddhist Approach of Strong Back, Soft Front

The Buddhist Approach of Strong Back, Soft Front

Strong back soft front is a metaphor with a very powerful message that has been discussed by many spiritual teachers, including Tara Brach, Brene Brown, & Elizabeth Lesser. But the concept was originated by Zen Buddhist Roshi Joan Halifax. She describes it as...

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Our Children can be Our Greatest Teachers

Our Children can be Our Greatest Teachers

Everyone has their own definition of successful parenting and what it means to be a good parent. How we parent also varies.As a mother, not only did I do my best to love and nurture my children wholeheartedly, as most of us do, but I respected them and their opinion...

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Living in Overtime, Every Moment Counts!

Living in Overtime, Every Moment Counts!

I live by several mottos, but one that touches my life daily is that “we are forever incomplete.” This philosophy feeds my desire to learn and to teach, daily. I, too, feel driven to “rehumanize” humanity. I oftentimes question the state of human consciousness and...

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Human Psychology “Hacked” by Social Media

Human Psychology “Hacked” by Social Media

So often in life we are dealing with the daily emergencies. We get stuck responding to problems, that oftentimes present themselves one after the other. We seem to be good at finding solutions and fixing things, but fixing the individual problems only offers a kind of...

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“I Thought I was a Spiritual Person…”

“I Thought I was a Spiritual Person…”

The Ultimate COVID Paradox - A Poem by Terri Klein A terrifying time—A clarifying timeA global tragedy—A global awakeningUnprecedented uncertainty—Unprecedented courageLoss of life—RebirthLife-threatening—Life-alteringTechnology as distraction—Technology as a...

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Drop Your Anchor: Let Go of the Struggle

Drop Your Anchor: Let Go of the Struggle

A persistent issue that many of us seem to be struggling with during COVID-19 is how to respond to all of the difficult thoughts and uncomfortable emotions that so often arise. It is essential for us to understand, especially at this time, that we can respond in...

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A New Category of “Firsts”

A New Category of “Firsts”

We have all experienced “firsts” in our lifetime. As parents, many of us have chronicled our children’s firsts. We diarized occasions like their first smile, first tooth, first step, first birthday, first haircut, and the list goes on. A couple beginning to date honor...

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A “Good Enough” Script

A “Good Enough” Script

To start off a recent group-coaching zoom session, I asked how everyone was doing. One of the attendees responded in a way that truly resonated with me. She said that all was well as long as she was listening to Wayne Dyer on audible. She did most all of her chores...

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Unprecedented Times

Unprecedented Times

Although these are unprecedented times as the entire world is suffering at the hands of a global pandemic, we are all in this together. There is so much going around that I would also like to share my own experience and personal take on this. Coronavirus – Covid 19....

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