Nourish And Calm With Breath

Nourish and Calm with Breath

  • February 12, 2018

Breath is by nature portable, we take it with us wherever we go. As a meditation tool, Meditation Teacher Sharon Salzberg has been known to point out its “stealthy” nature. Since we’re always breathing, no one needs to know we’re…

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Mingling Metta With Mindfulness

Mingling Metta with Mindfulness

  • February 10, 2018

I was recently interviewed for a series of short videos about the realities, and very personal nature, of a mindfulness meditation practice. These shorts are part of a larger campaign featuring an amazing and diverse group of folks from around…

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Loving-Kindness As A Practice In Attitude

Loving-Kindness as a Practice in Attitude

  • December 21, 2017

Metta is a Pali word and Buddhist concept generally translated into English as loving or friendly. Unsurprisingly, Metta is often referred to as Loving-Kindness in the West. A classic Metta practice consists of repeating four well-wishes over five rounds. Common…

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Holding On, Letting Go

Holding On, Letting Go

  • December 15, 2017

“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.” - Rumi I recently wrote a piece for 8 Limbs Yoga Centers about what we often try to hang on to and what we'd rather release, as we all prepare to…

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Joining Teaching Faculty As Mindfulness Instructor

Joining Teaching Faculty as Mindfulness Instructor

  • November 27, 2017

I'm thrilled to announce that I'm joining the teaching faculty for Unfold's Yoga Teacher Training as their mindfulness instructor. Certified by Yoga Alliance, this program focuses on adaptive/accessible yoga and is especially well-suited to mental health workers and wellness professionals who…

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To Give And Receive Presence

To Give and Receive Presence

  • November 17, 2017

“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” – Simone Weil I write a monthly column for 8 Limbs Yoga Centers. This month my article speaks to a central theme that regularly comes up in both classes and coaching…

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Retreat Into Kindness

Retreat Into Kindness

  • November 13, 2017

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” - Leonard Cohen Retreats hold a sacred place in my heart. My first mindfulness retreat was a daylong in Seattle. On this retreat we were given a particular…

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The Practice Of Retreating

The Practice of Retreating

  • November 7, 2017

The first time I signed up for a retreat, decades ago, I did so because it just seemed like a good thing to try. Today I view retreats as a non-negotiable part of my practice, and life. Recently I got…

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