Wisdom comes from experience and curious exploration. There is an openness you need to have in order to learn from different perspectives, remain open to changing your beliefs, and seeing every moment as an opportunity to add to your knowledge or understanding.
We have high school interns spending 5 weeks at a time with us throughout the winter and spring and I can’t wait to be challenged and questioned by them! They will be posting personal reflections and thought on the blog, so I hope you have a chance to read them and see some of the world of Water & Stone and psychology from the vantage point of “Beginner’s Mind”. A wonderful opportunity!
Gratitude in Challenging Times
How to find the magic in small moments...
Currently, I am grateful for a few days in the woods before heading back to Brooklyn, NY. I am also grateful for my family, who I miss seeing on a regular basis, and the friends who have helped and supported me both while building my company and during the pandemic. At this exact moment I am also loving crystallized ginger and black tea with a little honey and milk!
The world has been flipped on its head and we are constantly having to recalibrate, so why not start a blog?
Honestly, it wasn't in my plans and I, like many, have been living day to day, finding moments of calm amid the days of chaos or exhaustion. What finally tipped the scales for this to become a reality was a simple sentence about how this could help others. I know, I'm a therapist and this is a normal thing to do in my day to day life. However, helping others from a place of sharing my own thoughts, life adventures, and ways of balancing sparked an energy I haven't felt in a while.
With this blog, I am going to make space for the quirky thoughts, exciting happenings, and curious questioning that I don't usually get to share with people. I look forward to hearing your thoughts and hopefully sparking something in you that creates a surprising ripple in your life and brings something new into being.
Here we go!
Emery started Water & Stone in 2015 to bring a more contemplative approach to health and wellness in NYC. She is inspired to combine her love of meditation, creative arts, and psychology to support others in bravely healing or daring to reach for dreams with the goal of living a fully engaged and fulfilling life. Since starting her company, she has gathered a diverse group of women with similar dreams to support people locally, nationally and internationally.