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The heart at rest sees a feast in everything. ~ Hindu Proverb Do you see the feast in this video? Cherry blossoms releasing from the tree in the wind. A flower blessing. An unexpected shower of beauty. A fragrant and soft caress. Or perhaps you experience the...read more
I’ve spent a lot of time pulling weeds. Starting with the most common ones—Creeping Charlie taking over the whole backyard when I first moved in with Dave, grass growing in garden beds, plantain, dandelions, and here in Minnesota, those purple bellflowers that...read more
Exploring and deepening my connection to the earth has been a big part of my journey over the years. I’ve always felt grounded. People have commented on my solidity, my steadiness, my ease with the physical world. Partners have found my presence stabilizing and...read more
Return to the Most Human by May Sarton Return to the most human, nothing less will nourish the torn spirit, the bewildered heart, the angry mind: and from the ultimate duress, pierced with the breath of anguish, speak of love. Return, return to the deep sources,...read more
Smile. Yes, right now, just try it on your face. Notice how you feel right now. For me it's instantly softer, more joyous, more at ease. Right. Now. As we teach in Laughter Yoga, just the simple act of intentional smiling and laughter sparks the feel-good...read more
What does it mean to be awake? An age-old question, for sure. If things aren’t going wrong in our lives, we sometimes don’t even know that we’re not very awake. It can be so easy to glide along in the comfortable illusion of awakeness. I’m fine. I don’t let...read more
I wonder when this happened last--Valentine's Day falling on the first day of Lent! The holiday that encourages voluptuous appetites, hedonistic pleasure, and over-the-top expressions of love. AND the marking of 40 days in the desert wilderness--days of fasting,...read more
magnificent trees, their root structure spreading horizontally twice their height. icebergs, 90% of their mass underwater. deep sleep, providing the substrate for your body to integrate, heal, and grow. real, nourishing food, feeding your cells, creating your...read more
At an Enneagram presentation a year or so ago, a question came up about being selfish. Selfish is such a buzzword--especially for those of us who grew up as women in this culture, over the age of 30 or so... We were taught that to be selfish--to be concerned about...read more
Remember with me for a moment what it was like for our ancestors, for some of us, even as close as our great-great grandparents... As the Autumn passed, the days grew darker and darker. After the harvest celebrations and the fields gone fallow, people cozied up...read more