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North Fork 53 Evening View

Listening to the Nehalem River

Whether exploring out in the world, or returning home, one of the most powerful ways I've found to land in both place and body, is by listening. Last weekend I had the honor of teaching a retreat at North Fork…

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From Suffering To Peace

What Does Mindfulness Really Offer?

"Perception and reality are two different things." - Anonymous I recently attended a wonderful talk by one of my teachers, Mark Coleman, on his latest book, From Suffering to Peace, the True Promise of Mindfulness. Mark has been studying mindfulness…

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Spring Flowers And Sky

Come What May

"Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go." – Herman Hesse By the time May rolls around I’m more than ready to let go of cold and wet. Warm sun, fresh blooms, longer…

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Cherry Tree Branch

What Spring Does with Cherry Trees

“I want to do with you what spring does with cherry trees.” – Pablo Nerurda Mindfulness encourages us to bring present moment awareness to inner and outer sensory experiences. We're invited into a contactful relationship with the natural world, and…

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Rain At Night With Lights

RAIN

As human beings, there’s no getting around that at times we will feel vulnerable, hurt, angry, and other difficult feelings. This month at Meditation Mondays we’ve been gradually unpacking a mindfulness practice that can be particularly helpful for navigating challenging…

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Speaker On Table

Mini Sound Meditation

This five-minute meditation was created for 8 Limbs Yoga Centers as part an exploration on the theme, Ditch Your Distractions. Check out the original blog here which includes five ways to move out of distracted states by consciously turning one's…

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Sitting Area

More Than a Stat or Place

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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Red Leaves

Calling in Supportive Presence

8 Limbs Yoga Centers recently invited me to write about ways we can call in supportive presence. This is an excerpt.  Click here to read the full, original piece. Here are four ways to call in and be replenished by…

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Candle At Night

Heart-Warming Practices

I recently contributed to 8 Limbs Yoga Centers month-long community inquiry, what warms you up? (Click here for my full, but brief, article.) Below are three simple, heart-warming practices I shared, along with a six-minute guided meditation. Upon waking, light…

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