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  • Trust
    on Mar 22, 2016 in Mindfulness Trust
    As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Each moment that we practice mindfulness, we build trust in ourselves. As we turn our attention again and again to the state of the body, heart and mind in this...
  • Nourishing Your Body & SoulWe are what we repeatedly do. –Aristotle At times we may find ourselves caught in the swirl of constant doing and busyness that leaves the body feeling tired and the soul unnourished. Rather than engaging in a cycle of depletion and replenishme...
  • Thirty More Seconds
    on Mar 9, 2016 in Mindfulness
    Your ability to cope with trouble depends upon your attitude. –Bhante Gunaratana When we encounter unpleasant experiences, the habitual pattern of the mind is to attempt to push them away, escape or get caught in wanting them to be other than they...
  • Acceptance
    on Mar 3, 2016 in Uncategorized
    We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. –Carl Jung Acceptance does not mean that we forevermore allow ourselves to remain stuck in unproductive patterns. Mindfulness and acceptance involve a willi...
  • A New PerspectiveIf you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.         –Frances Hodgson Burnett When we look at the world from our usual perspective, everything looks the same. If we search for answers, we may feel there are none, we...
  • Just Dance
    on Feb 10, 2016 in Mindfulness
    Don’t look at your feet to see if you’re doing it right. Just dance. –Anne Lamott Each week at least one of my students or clients makes a remark about wanting to do meditation “right.” The untrained mind continually attempts to place our e...
  • Just Dance
    on Feb 10, 2016 in Mindfulness
    Don’t look at your feet to see if you’re doing it right. Just dance. –Anne Lamott Each week at least one of my students or clients makes a remark about wanting to do meditation “right.” The untrained mind continually attempts to place our e...
  • What Matters MostI decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean. –-Socra...
  • What Matters MostI decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean. –-Socra...
  • Saying “No”“No” is a complete sentence. –Anne Lamott How many times have we all said “Yes” when what we really wanted was to say “No”? I could write pages about the complex reasons for this, but at the heart of most of the reasons is fear of the o...
  • Saying “No”“No” is a complete sentence. –Anne Lamott How many times have we all said “Yes” when what we really wanted was to say “No”? I could write pages about the complex reasons for this, but at the heart of most of the reasons is fear of the o...
  • Following the Slender Threads
    on Jan 19, 2016 in Callings Slender Threads
    When we follow the slender threads, we open worlds. –Kim Hermanson I met with a colleague over coffee this morning, and we talked about how powerful it is when we listen to the whisper of divine inspiration and allow it to guide us in our life and...
  • Following the Slender Threads
    on Jan 19, 2016 in Callings Slender Threads
    When we follow the slender threads, we open worlds. –Kim Hermanson I met with a colleague over coffee this morning, and we talked about how powerful it is when we listen to the whisper of divine inspiration and allow it to guide us in our life and...
  • Being InspiredDo what intrigues you, explore what interests you; think mystery, not mastery. –Julia Cameron Consciously choosing to activate the energy of feeling inspired supports a positive mood and encourages action toward personal and career goals. Many of...
  • Being InspiredDo what intrigues you, explore what interests you; think mystery, not mastery. –Julia Cameron Consciously choosing to activate the energy of feeling inspired supports a positive mood and encourages action toward personal and career goals. Many of...
  • Self-CompassionWe find lightness and ease in our lives as we increasingly care for ourselves and other beings. –Sharon Salzberg As you move toward your intentions, hopes and dreams this season, keep in mind that practicing self-compassion may be one of the most e...
  • Mindfully Creating Clear IntentionsYour intentions have more impact than your actions.―Dabasish Mridha, MD  Mindfully creating clear intentions is one of the most powerful things we can do to create change in our lives. I’ve been devoted to this practice for a number of years,...
  • Solitude
    on Dec 24, 2015
    How do we find an internal balance in the midst of the holiday frenzy? The balance between solitude and connection, turning inward and enjoying company. Room for stillness and solitude without delving into loneliness. Room for connection and belongin...
  • Solitude
    on Dec 24, 2015 in Uncategorized
    How do we find an internal balance in the midst of the holiday frenzy? The balance between solitude and connection, turning inward and enjoying company. Room for stillness and solitude without delving into loneliness. Room for connection and belongin...
  • Season of Light In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. –Albert Camus The darkest day of winter has passed, and the days are gradually becoming lighter. As we enter into this season of light, I invite you to consi...
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