Accustom yourself continually to make any acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.
Saint Teresa of Avila

Being Together:

Practical Wisdom for Loving Yourself

& Your Partner

Publication: July, 2020

The book is about relationships and how they assist us in becoming more self-aware and loving. I wrote this book because in my experience, maintaining a long-term relationship where both people are truly happy and fulfilled is rare. It’s as if intimate relationship is a holy grail. Over the past couple of years, I have been a dedicated student of relationship and have grown immensely. I figured that if I have been challenged and if so many relationships fail; I wanted to understand how to succeed — how to do it well and thrive together.

After a 5-month journey of working on this book, New Degree Press, my publisher, has approved my manuscript for publication.
On April 15, I pre-sold over 200 copies of my book and I’m currently in the edit phase.  For all my early book supporters, I’ve created a private Facebook group where we meet weekly for readings of excerpts from Being Together and rich discussions on relationships.

You can still join by pre-ordering the book (select the Value Pack). 

I'd love for you to join us and share the good news with others over social media (#BeingTogetherPadmaGordon), it would mean the world to me.

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Goodness Abounds:
365 True Stories of Loving Kindness

Now available: Goodness Abounds: 365 True Stories of Loving Kindness, a book of uplifting stories that prove that kindness is all around us!


This soulful collection contains one inspiring story for each day of the year from over 250 authors, and I’m so happy to be part of it!


If you want to read my 2 piece – and 363 others – I hope you’ll check out this wonderful book.

The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion
Thích Nhat Hanh


Recent Posts

March 31, 2020

The sun is setting and I am on a windy mountain top in the open space behind our house. Since very few cars are on the road these days, the air is clear and I can see the entire San Francisco Bay.

Music plays through my earbuds, a spontaneous prayer of apology comes flooding forth and my body begins to dance. Cold wind blows as warm tears roll down my cheeks. My chest heaves and I sob with a mixture of grief and gratitude.


December 1, 2018

Being alive is such a privilege. This becomes clearer to me every day.

Recently, I was at Muir Beach in Northern California with my daughter, Meera and Amy, a dear friend of mine from New York. We went in the early evening, a time of day when the light was simply exquisite, shimmering gold and orange, still warm and yet, not too hot.

Amy is pregnant with her first baby, her belly beginning to blossom with fullness, and she h...

January 4, 2018

Every moment that I am not appreciating the warm sun on my face and the last lilting notes of music bathing me in sweetness is a loss. If I’m not consciously feeling the weight of my own substance, my body laying on the hardwood floor after two hours of full-range dancing replete with everything from fierce to delicate movements, sweat generously pouring off of my body as it hurls itself through space — birthing a thousand pre...

November 30, 2017

Recently, I was privileged to do a counseling session with a beautiful older couple. They came because they wanted to hone their ability to love one another well, to expand their capacity to be present with each other and to look closely at what is both working and not working in their relationship. In short, they want to do what it takes to enjoy their time together more fully.

They are both in their seventies and have been to...

November 16, 2017

Breath is our ally.

The breath innocently and effortlessly delivers us into the welcoming arms of the present moment. Breathing happens automatically and, oftentimes, we forget to breathe. We may find ourselves holding our breath in moments of fear, when we are concentrating on something, or when we don’t want to feel.

Recently I worked with a client who was in the habit of holding her breath as a way of avoiding feeling what s...

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