Shari Butler, PhD
Therapist and Author
My name is Shari Butler, Ph.D. and Making Love To Your Moments (MLM) incorporates the knowledge I gained during thirty-five years in private psychotherapy practice. During that time, I developed practical, concrete ways to enhance connections to yourself and life in the exploration of life’s sweetness and goodness through its smallest measure––a moment. When I say moment, I mean the time that you are involved with a certain activity.
Acquiring the knowledge of MLM will enhance your life, maybe change your mind, make you a better or more tolerant person, lessen your sadness, grief, depression and enable your joy. Thankfully every moment can be a new beginning for each of us to live intentionally. This book will compel readers to begin and experience their own unique, ever-evolving MLM journey through practical exercises that I have developed in order to begin to understand how to connect with the moments of your day in order to embrace every moment of your life, from the ridiculous––like standing in line at the DMV; to the sublime––like the birth of your first grandchild. There are ways to make them all experiences we relish and savor in order to feel good, and add beauty and enjoyment to life.
At its heart, MLM is about connection. Making love to your moments is the experience of connecting to your life in more intimate, detailed, vulnerable ways that you self-direct. It requires you to choose wisely in your perceptions of your life experience by taking what’s sweet, good and joyous and refusing to give any energy to the negative. This enhanced experience means taking advantage of every moment and becoming aware of and acting on opportunities when they come along because you are able to recognize them as gifts.
Why Not Ask for More
January 20, 2023
Life is short. There is no greater case to be made for the practice of making love to your moments.
Recognize that every moment counts and you need to live and love each one because when the end comes, it will be the sweetness we remember. A sweetness looked for and found in the moments we lived and loved.
“I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch, he said to me, you must not ask for so much. And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door,
she cried to me, Hey, why not ask for more.” From, Bird On a
A Wire, by Leonard Cohen
"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"