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Rain At Night With Lights

RAIN

As human beings, there’s no getting around that at times we will feel vulnerable, hurt, angry, and other difficult feelings. This month at Meditation Mondays we’ve been gradually unpacking a mindfulness practice that can be particularly helpful for navigating challenging…

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Mini Sound Meditation

This five-minute meditation was created for 8 Limbs Yoga Centers as part an exploration on the theme, Ditch Your Distractions. Check out the original blog here which includes five ways to move out of distracted states by consciously turning one's…

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Sitting Area

More Than a Stat or Place

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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Red Leaves

Calling in Supportive Presence

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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Candle At Night

Heart-Warming Practices

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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Budding Red Flower

Appreciative Seeing

“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

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

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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Trees In Swirling Blue Sky

Resiliency Round-Up

“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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