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Dwell Magazine Small Business Shout Out

Thank You Dwell Magazine

Thank you Dwell Magazine! The other day I stumbled upon Dwell Magazine’s, Small Business Shout Out: These Local Storefronts Need Our Love.  I love small businesses. I love the heart and creativity they bring to communities and the ways they…

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OpenSpace Mindfulness / Ashley Dahl, MSW, CMT-P

Website Refresh

Website Refresh! Living and working in a pandemic has, among other things, inspired me to ask why do I really do the work that I do? What feels most meaningful and relevant? How do I enjoy connecting with people? After…

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Dining Area

Meditation Monday Open House – Save the Date!

Meditation Mondays a place to remember who we are, together If you’ve ever been to our weekly sit, or are curious at all about meditation, come to our open house! It’s a chance to check out the beautiful spaces, catch…

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Sitting Area

Meditation Mondays

a place to remember who we are, together Jocelyn Rahm (of Beam & Anchor) and I were called to start a weekly meditation group because we have both experienced, firsthand, the sense of peace, clarity and rightness that flows towards…

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Blossoming Flower / Going On Retreat Within

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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Kitten With Headphones

Relax {& Repair} with Sound

Sound has the ability to instantly ground us into present moment. When I find my mind has time traveled into the past or future I’ll often attune to ambient sounds as a way to reconnect with present experience unfolding. Sound…

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Butterfly On Flowers

Five Reasons to Practice Mindfulness

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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Soft Wheat

Softening Life’s Edges

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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Unfold YTT

Joining Teaching Faculty as Mindfulness Instructor

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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