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Transforming our Grief and Anger

Transforming our Grief and Anger This journal post is dedicated to the people and communities who have lost people and places to violence. It is a growing list of resources to help us all metabolize and channel our grief and…

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Moss And Ferns On Trees - When Life Stings

When Life Stings

When life stings In those moments when life stings, I invite you to place a hand over heart, rest attention with breath and gently say to yourself... {inhaling} I am {exhaling} having a human moment.   Find more simple, self-compassion…

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Green Leafed Trees - Living From Liminal Spaces

Living from Liminal Spaces

Living from Liminal Spaces Tender enough to feel, present enough to witness, humble enough to listen, courageous enough to act, accountable enough to change. - Prentis Hemphill Liminal {adjective}, that which is of a sensory threshold. I love this passage from Prentis…

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We Were Made For These Times

We Were Made for These Times

We Were Made for These Times I was first introduced to Kaira Jewel Lingo during One Earth Sangha’s EcoDharma training. EcoDharma is an 8-month program that calls in contemplative practices to stay compassionately present and engaged with our increasing climate…

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Withered Tree Surrounded With Snow During Daytime - Contemplation, Candlelight And Connection

Contemplation, Candlelight and Connection

Contemplation, Candlelight and Connection: Three Rituals for Celebrating New Year's Eve Quietly Sometimes the best thing we can do for ourselves at year’s end is to celebrate quietly. If that feels like your speed, here are three rituals to help.…

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Low Angle Photo Of Snow Field - The Four Gates Of Skillful Speech: A Somatic Approach

The Four Gates of Skillful Speech: A Somatic Approach

The holiday season is a time of year when we often feel increased sensitivity and depletion as we actively desire connection. The four gates of skillful speech can be a tremendous gift. Rooted in Buddhism, the four gates of skillful…

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Pink Lotus Flowers On Pond - Conqueror By Jenta

Conqueror by Jenta

I was introduced to Jenta's poem, Conqueror, by Pamela Weiss, in a course she taught based on her book, A Bigger Sky.) A Bigger Sky is an invitation to widen our lens of awareness to include the beautiful and influential…

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White And Black Square Ottoman

Taking Your Seat

In choosing a shape for a seated meditation* I always begin with the same question: what will support my body, in this practice, to be both comfortable and wakeful? For most of us, that is going to involve props. I…

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White Flower Bud In Close Up / Start Close In

Start Close In

I've been in a number of conversations these past several months focused on how to best meet climate crisis, thoughtfully. It’s not an easy question to answer. Often what does feel easier is to lean towards states of denial or…

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