Neither I nor the poets I love found the keys to the kingdom of prayer and we cannot force God to stumble over us where we sit.

But I know that it’s a good idea to sit anyway.

So every morning I sit, I kneel, waiting, making friends with the habit of listening, hoping that I’m being listened to.

There, I greet God in my own disorder.

I say hello to my chaos, my unmade decisions, my unmade bed, my desire and my trouble.

I say hello to distraction and privilege, I greet the day and I greet my beloved.

I recognise and greet my burdens, my luck, my controlled and uncontrollable story.

I greet my untold stories, my unfolding story, my unloved body, my own love, my own body.

I greet the things I think will happen and I say hello to everything I do not know about the day.

I greet my own small world and I hope that I can meet the bigger world that day.

I greet my story and hope that I can forget my story during the day, and greet some surprising stories during the long day ahead.

I greet God, and I greet the God who is more God than the God I greet.

Hello to you all, I say, as the sun rises....

~Adapted from In the Shelter: Finding a Home in the World by Pádraig Ó Tuama

Therapeutic Programs:

Open Sky Wilderness Therapy
Assisting teens, young adults and families struggling with difficult challenges and life circumstances. We provide a life-changing opportunity to discover and create a healthy life that is an intelligent and authentic expression of one’s true nature as capable, worthy, honorable people. Phone: (970) 759-8324

Noeticus Counseling Center
A community-based, not-for-profit counseling and training center that provides innovative, effective, and affordable counseling and educational services to a broad range of individuals, couples, and families living within the greater Denver/Boulder community. Phone: (303) 399-9988

Boulder Emotional Wellness

Affordable psychotherapy for individuals, families, couples, and teens, provided by interns, externs, and licensed therapists in Boulder. Groups, supervision, play therapy, and supervised parenting also offered. Phone: (303) 225-2708 

Mental Health Partners
Mental Health Partners is a community mental health center serving Boulder and Broomfield Counties. We have state-of-the-art treatments that can provide you and your supporting family and/or friends relief. We look at the whole person and integrate physical health care with mental health care. Phone: (303) 443-8500

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective
A network of mental health professionals dedicated to helping individuals, families, children, and couples find affordable psychotherapy.

Support Phone Numbers:

24 hour Colorado Crisis and Support Line

(844) 493-8255 (TALK)

Colorado Crisis and Support Line at 844-493-TALK(8255) - See more at:

Denver Metro Crisis Line  1-888-885-1222

Boulder County Emergency Psychiatric Services Crisis Line (303) 447-1665

Boulder County Rape Crisis Hotline (303) 443-7300

Boulder Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence for domestic violence support (303) 444-2424

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Trevor Project for LGBTQ youth 1-866-488-7386

Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255



Mindfulness Skills

Sample Sessions

Nature-based Therapy


Boulder Community Acupuncture- Affordable treatment for the whole person for many common health concerns. We address the underlying causes of digestive disorders and hypoglycemia, fatigue and low energy, headaches, migraines, insomnia, irritability, mood swings, depression, anxiety, sports injuries and pain. Phone: (303) 443-3034

Laura Lyon, Soul College® Studio- Use your creativity to explore and get to know yourself through a unique college process. Structured workshops, open studio time and private sessions are available. 

Lion's Breath Counseling

Recommended Books:

The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems by Ronald D. Siegel

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Power of Focusing: A Practical Guide for Emotional Self-Healing by Ann Weiser Cornell

Touching Enlightenment: Finding Realization in the Body by Reginald Ray

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron

What to Remember When Waking: The Disciplines of an Everyday Life by David Whyte

You Are the One You've Been Waiting For by Richard Schwartz

Wired for Love by Stan Tatkin

Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery by Mark Coleman

Nature's Ways: Experiencing the Sacred in the Natural World by Philip Sutton Chard

Soulcraft: Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche by Bill Plotkin

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg

The Parallel Process: Growing Alongside Your Adolescent or Young Adult Child in Treatment by Krissy Pozatek

Private Practice:

Heather Menzie-  works with individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, and depression Phone: (970) 759-1365 

Dylan Rivard- supports women and parents through wizardry,  nature, Hakomi and EMDR therapy. Phone (720) 633-4311

Emily Isaacs-  guides teens and adults through all sorts of life challenges: depression, anxiety, early childhood trauma,  addiction, and family struggles. Phone: (720) 443-1804

Karina Maria Tibble-  offers women mindfulness-based counseling that leads to a path of radical self-love and long lasting change.  Phone: (720) 315-9282