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June 27, 2018

Three Ways to Grow Gratitude Now

“I have been interested in compassion my whole life. In my childhood, I was at the receiving end of other people’s compassion…In my professional life, serving the Dalia Lama so closely, I have had the privilege of witnessing, from the front seat as it were, what it means for someone to live a life with […]

October 25, 2017

Learn From My Mistakes: Enjoying the Stress Filled Holidays in 4 Easy Steps

Below are my reflections from 2015 and 2016 holiday season. 2017 I’m working to bring a lot more compassion and gratitude to the holiday. And if you’re in the Denver/Aurora, Colorado area, you can join me (more information here). I glared at the pumpkin pies. Fresh from the oven, shriveled, salty, burnt, pathetic. Here I […]

August 14, 2017

Parent Like You Are Writing Your Epitaph

The whisper of doubt came during a parent-teacher conference. I was stumbling through an explanation of my concern about curriculum….and under my massaged answer was the worried whisper I wasn’t brave enough to say aloud, “Why doesn’t my child know her letters and numbers? What am I doing wrong and how do I fix it?” […]

May 29, 2017

Blood and Teeth Everywhere: Four Things You Need When Your World Falls Apart

A great king presented his wise men with a puzzle, “Find me something that will make me happy when I am sad and sad when I am happy.” His wise men replied, “This too shall pass.” Friday night, 5 PM. The crowd grew via a flurry of text messages and toddler shouts across the playground, […]

About Kerry Makin-Byrd

Dr. Kerry Makin-Byrd is a clinical psychologist who offers individual and group therapy for adults, teens, and families. She's a board member of the Kids' Compassion Project and a local mom who loves mindfulness and good mysteries.

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