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Spring is coming, is calling, is COMING! Seeds, long held in the cozy dark, nutrient-rich soil, are beginning to push up through the darkness toward the light. Winter’s hold is not so tight. The light is growing, is coming, is calling—don’t go back to...read more
a few years ago, i was talking with a girlfriend about what to do when we're stressed--anxious, overwhelmed, rushing...how to help ourselves come back to ground. she mentioned going to a spa and spending the weekend pampering herself. at the time, i wasn't so sure....read more
It’s Valentine’s Day. How about a focus on real, everyday Love? Romantic dinners, heart-shaped gifts, chocolate, sexy lingerie—they are a fun way of expressing Love, but I’m talking about taking steps to choose and create Love in a simple, daily way. Today, can you...read more
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