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More Than A Stat Or Place

More Than a Stat or Place

  • January 20, 2019

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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Metta Mandala

Metta Mandala

  • July 9, 2018

Metta (loving kindness) as traditionally practiced can be problematic for many folks in the West. Classically it begins with offering oneself care and consideration. For a lot of us that can feel inauthentic. We may not be accustomed to directing generosity…

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Metta (Loving Kindness) Resources

Metta (Loving Kindness) Resources

  • July 9, 2018

Metta, also known as Loving Kindness, helps grow our capacity to offer tenderness and friendliness towards ourselves and others. Below are a handful of resources to learn more. Loving Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness - written by Sharon Salzberg, this book is…

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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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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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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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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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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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