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February 13, 2020

It is not what happens to us that defines our life, but how we choose to respond to what happens to us. It is our relationship to that experience that allows us to either emerge as a victim of circumstance or as an empowered learner from experience.

And what moves us aw...

January 28, 2020

Last week in yoga class there was a discussion about waiting. There are all kinds of waiting: Anxious as in waiting for medical test results, waiting for school grades, waiting to hear if you got that ideal job, apartment or mortgage approved for your dream home. Then...

October 16, 2019

My husband and I have had a dream now for some twenty years, of owning a sailboat and sailing as far as our courage and know how will allow. Having this dream in the early days of parenting, added some imagined adventure to a life that was focusing on creating consiste...

July 13, 2019

How are you living your summer months? This is the time of year that many people travel, kick back and visit the beach, find themselves in or on water somewhere, or in a tent in the woods. Does that feel indulgent to you?

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June 14, 2019

My son and his partner moved into their new home over the weekend. As I witness the support it is already providing for them in their lives, I am reminded of the support all of us can receive from our homes.

           

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May 31, 2019

Checking in with oneself on a daily basis is a simple, yet profound practice. It allows us to stay in close contact with what we are feeling, look more closely at what is impacting us in our lives, and remain more aware of the larger consciousness that we are.

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May 10, 2019

This spring has been the most fabulous slow unfolding of life in the most wondrous way, from dormancy to full bloom. Watching the buds on the trees move from tight little red, orange, and lime green hues to early silky leaves that are spreading across the mountainside...

April 25, 2019

Black not white, good or bad, this not that, that not this – we all have preferences. It’s what makes us, in part, who we are and determines the shape our lives take. I’ve been thinking about preferences and noticing mine lately, not any particular ones, but the fact o...

February 8, 2019

How can we let our heart speak before the head intrudes? Some time ago I discovered the deliciousness of longing. This is a state that, prior to this discovery, I realized I didn’t allow myself to have. As soon as a longing appears, the head moves in to say, “Forget it...

January 18, 2019

I love this time of year, a transitional period between the old and the new. An opportunity to look back at what has transpired and to digest all that happened. An opportunity to look forward and ask the potentially profound question: Who do I want to be in this new ye...

December 14, 2018

Fresh off of a week in the rainforests of Costa Rica, I am keenly aware of the impact the natural world has on our well-being.

The sound of running water from small waterfalls and rocky creek beds soothed and relaxed my nervous system in a way far beyond my conscious co...

October 13, 2018

One of the words that often comes up in conversations with clients is “selfish.” They feel selfish investing time and money in themselves and their development and happiness. They see it is as taking away time and money from others as they do. Feelings of selfishness a...

August 19, 2018

While on my Diamond Approach all-school retreat in California last year, I had a most profound experience that is arising again during this year’s retreat. One of the teachings was about the magic of being, and while listening I was so deeply moved that I couldn’t stop...

July 13, 2018

Last week in yoga class I heard a lovely term for the first time: Forest Bathing. Exploring further, I find Shinrin-yoku (森林浴) literally means “forest bathing,” and it originated in Japan in the early 1980s. There are more than sixty Forest Therapy Camps nowadays in Ja...

June 29, 2018

Every day we have the choice of whether to remain in familiar thought territory, or to step into the awe inspiring potential of this moment – and this moment and this moment. We can truly get stuck in living our TO DO list, which have you noticed, never gets done. Yes,...

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