Kathy Murphy, Ph.D.

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Ever Wake Up and Not Know Where You Are?

It finally happened.   After all this traveling, I woke up this morning and had no idea where we were.

More specifically, I didn’t know where the bathroom was. And you know this is important. As we age, going to the bathroom, in the dark, in the middle of the night, is a standard practice that happens at least a couple of times per night. At home,  we unconsciously get up and go on automatic pilot. We don’t even need the lights. We know where we are.

But this morning, not only did I not know where the bathroom was, I also didn’t know what state we were in. Of course, it was only for a split second, but in that split second, I had no idea where I was… (more…)

Hearing Your Own Voice

“I have heard it all my life…

A voice calling a name I recognized as my own.


Remember who you are

And let that knowing take you home.”

– Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Remember when you were a child.  You would go out and have grand adventures all day long. Then, at the end of the day, your mother would come to the door and call your name, calling you home.  Back to the place where you belonged, to the place that was safe, where you would be nourished and a place where you could rest. (more…)

Happy New Year: Are You Ready?

As Mary Oliver says, this is “your one wild and precious life“…                           So, tell me, how’s it going?                                                                                               Are you living life full and fulfilling?                                                                                     Are you living how you want to be living?                                                                        If you aren’t, then when?                                                                                                       I suggest the time is NOW! (more…)

The Power of Retreating

“If we step away for a time, we are not,

as many would accuse, being irresponsible,

but, rather, we are preparing ourselves….

Maya Angelou

We all agree that taking time to be relaxed, contemplative and mindful about our lives is a worthwhile thing, yet we still don’t do it. We’re too busy. Being busy is a given for most of us. And the truth is, we’re probably not going to get any less busy.

Interestingly, when we take time to retreat, time expands, and you approach your tasks with a more peaceful heart, open mind, and relaxed attitude.  Retreating is a very powerful tool for rediscovering, rejuvenating and recommitting yourself to your life. (more…)