More Than A Stat Or Place

More Than a Stat or Place

  • January 20, 2019

Mindful Living - bringing intimate, kind presence to inner and outer experiences, as they unfold Mindfulness and meditation are more than the research stats we link them to or the places in which we practice. They create a foundation in which…

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Calling In Supportive Presence

Calling in Supportive Presence

  • December 18, 2018

8 Limbs Yoga Centers recently invited me to write about ways we can call in supportive presence. This is an excerpt.  Click here to read the full, original piece. Here are four ways to call in and be replenished by…

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Heart-Warming Practices

Heart-Warming Practices

  • November 20, 2018

I recently contributed to 8 Limbs Yoga Centers month-long community inquiry, what warms you up? (Click here for my full, but brief, article.) Below are three simple, heart-warming practices I shared, along with a six-minute guided meditation. Upon waking, light…

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Appreciative Seeing

Appreciative Seeing

  • November 12, 2018

“A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of {others}, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have…

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Going On Retreat To Go Within

Going on Retreat to Go Within

  • November 12, 2018

I used to primarily view retreats as getaways, whether I was traveling to a far-off destination center or just across town. As the retreats I chose increasingly integrated contemplative practices, something shifted for me. Rather than getting away, they began…

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The Wisdom Of Autumn

The Wisdom of Autumn

  • October 16, 2018

Last month I went on silent retreat in the outskirts of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Most of our time (practice, meals...) was spent outdoors, welcoming fall in a deeply intimate manner. Inspired by this time just being with the subtle…

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Resiliency Round-Up

Resiliency Round-Up

  • October 9, 2018

“She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” – Elizabeth Warren  Both physical and emotional resiliency involve a sense of elasticity, or buoyancy. They’re about springing back after difficulties and…

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Nurturing Breath Break

Nurturing Breath Break

  • October 3, 2018

Tending to one’s breath, even briefly, can diminish stress and support both emotional and physical resiliency. Below you’ll find an audio link for an 8-minute guided breath practice. Further down are written instructions to practice on your own, choosing your…

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Experiments In Mindful Living

Experiments in Mindful Living

  • September 12, 2018

“My life is my message.” – Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi was known as daily experimenter.  Deeply curious about how simple daily choices and practices could impact his well-being, Gandhi implemented a series of lifestyle experiments. He tested out different levels of…

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