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dark mother. with child. young, innocent, the black madonna greets me as i turn the corner from the room i will be teaching in on the way to the dining room. i stop. breathe her in. her presence a paradox, an invitation. to drop. to drop out of ordinary mind. to drop...read more
We’re just over halfway through my free, online, 5-Day Practice Presence for Life Journey. (You can still join until Friday January 13th here!). As we journey together, I continue to deepen my own inquiry into the connection between the ordinary and the sacred,...read more
Come, come, whoever you are Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving Ours is no caravan of despair Come, yet again, come. ~Rumi It's too easy to fall into ruts. The brain likes patterns it can repeat. That frees up our energy for other things. But what if some of...read more
the title of this blogpost is a quote from my primary Enneagram teacher, past boss, and friend, Russ Hudson. with presence, you get presents...i know i have made it much harder than that in my life!! one of the biggest stumbling blocks to presence for me is moving too...read more
do you feel it? that steady increase in tempo now that we're in the holiday season? i sure do! we made it through black friday. and cyber monday. but now it's countdown on shopping days before christmas. we have to find the right gifts for the right amount of...read more
I learned this sweet practice from Dr. Patrizia Collard’s The Little Book of Mindfulness and it is my go-to gratitude practice these days. I find falling asleep is the time I most need to calm my mind and orient it toward what is good in my life; otherwise, my mind...read more
"Trust in the fires of disintegration. For everything less than whole must be burned away, and out of the ashes of the unknown, love will emerge in the most astonishing ways." ~ Matt Licata Trust. It's a verb. I am practicing trusting. What does that mean in the wake...read more
Freud said that the happy result of therapy is "Where it was, there shall I be." At the Mankato Women & Spirituality Conference this past weekend and teaching this morning at St. Kate's Staff Circles, I was sharing practices to move from being caught in "it," in...read more
One way to nourish yourself in your life, whether you are carrying something difficult with you or just wanting to connect more deeply with yourself, is this practice I learned from Sara Avant Stover on SHE Retreat last year, which we also enjoyed a few weeks ago on...read more
I received the gift of retreating with Sara Avant Stover to assist her SHE Retreat at Kripalu last week. It was such a blessing to practice with other devoted women in silence, surrounded by the beauty and support of Kripalu! Many things come up on retreat, especially...read more