Show Up, Show Up

Show Up, Show Up

  • June 11, 2018

There are many different reasons folks seek out a business or leadership coach. I've come to appreciate over the years a common thread underlying these reasons relates to how folks want to show up. People don’t simply want to show…

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All Ears

All Ears

  • June 11, 2018

Want to listen to something inspiring and thought provoking during your daily commute? In search of an alternative to screen time? Check these out. On Being – Former diplomat Krista Tippett interviews thought leaders, artists and change makers in an…

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The Upside Of Suffering

The Upside of Suffering

  • May 9, 2018

“Unlike self-criticism, which asks if you’re good enough, self-compassion asks what’s good for you?” – Kristin Neff As unpleasant as it is, there can be an upside to suffering – compassion. Compassion is when we extend kindness to others in…

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Self-Compassion Resources

Self-Compassion Resources

  • May 2, 2018

Self-compassion is when we offer kindness to ourselves in the midst of suffering or difficulty. It involves being motivated to both recognize and tend to the hurts within us. It also asks us to feel into our shared humanity –…

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Mindfulness As A Way To Remember

Mindfulness as a Way to Remember

  • April 9, 2018

“It is Spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” – Rainer Maria Rilke The term mindfulness is a somewhat awkward translation of the Pali word sati. While scholars debate its full and intended meaning, sati…

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Five Reasons To Practice Mindfulness

Five Reasons to Practice Mindfulness

  • March 30, 2018

One of the places I teach is Unfold Portland, a place with an unwavering commitment to welcoming people just as they are. Check out this brief article I wrote for them, Five Reasons to Practice Mindfulness highlighting some of my…

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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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