Sitting With Discomfort

Sitting With Discomfort

  • March 20, 2018

I recently wrote an article for 8 Limbs Yoga Centers on why discomfort can feel so unsafe. Head here for the full piece which includes a 12-minute guided meditation. Keep reading below for an excerpt - five ways to support sitting…

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Adjusting Our Lens Of Awareness

Adjusting our Lens of Awareness

  • March 13, 2018

“Going nowhere … isn’t about turning your back on the world; it’s about stepping away now and then so that you can see the world more clearly and love it more deeply.” – Pico Iyer A common myth about mindfulness…

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Softening Life’s Edges

Softening Life’s Edges

  • March 11, 2018

As humans we all face difficulties. Depending on what we look like and who we love, we may encounter more or less difficulties. We can’t eradicate all of life’s painful edges. We can take steps though not to sharpen these…

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Go Local

Go Local

  • March 10, 2018

Looking for more ways to practice close to home? Check out these local and regional mindfulness resources. Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple Heart of Wisdom is located near Dekum corner in NE Portland. Its full range of offerings includes Full Moon…

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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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