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The Wisdom of Autumn

Last month I went on silent retreat in the outskirts of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Most of our time (practice, meals...) was spent outdoors, welcoming fall in a deeply intimate manner. Inspired by this time just being with the subtle…

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Resiliency Round-Up

“She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” – Elizabeth Warren Both physical and emotional resiliency involve a sense of elasticity, or buoyancy. They’re about springing back after difficulties and…

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Pale Leaves

Nurturing Breath Break

Tending to one’s breath, even briefly, can diminish stress and support both emotional and physical resiliency. Below you’ll find an audio link for an 8-minute guided breath practice. Further down are written instructions to practice on your own, choosing your…

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Experiments in Mindful Living

“My life is my message.” – Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi was known as daily experimenter.  Deeply curious about how simple daily choices and practices could impact his well-being, Gandhi implemented a series of lifestyle experiments. He tested out different levels of…

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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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Metta Mandala

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, 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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Relaxing By River

Take It Easy

“Life is not a problem to be resolved but a reality to be experienced.” – Soren Kierkegaard Sometimes we get so used to putting forth effort that we miss opportunities to take it easy. We can also forget how good…

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All Ears

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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