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Romjul – A Seasonal Package for Rest and Replenishment

Romjul - A Seasonal Package for Rest and Replenishment Romjul (Norwegian) is the period between Christmas and New Year's dedicated to reflection. Norwegians often celebrate Romjul by slowing down and socializing less. It is held as a time to rest…

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Green Grass Field / A Solstice Blessing

A Solstice Blessing

I love Pádraig Ó Tuama's invitation in the poem, A Solstice Blessing, to remember our mirrored connections with the rest of the world, as well as to just rest. Enjoy. A Solstice Blessing By Pádraig Ó Tuama As night stretches here,…

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Introducing Stephanie Gailing

Introducing Stephanie Gailing, MS

Introducing Stephanie Gailing, MS I'm really happy that I get to collaborate with my longtime friend, author and wellness astrologer Stephanie Gailing, MS, on Illumination-- a drop-in series on accessing full moon wisdom. Below is an excerpt from our recent…

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Photo Of Dark Clouds In A Peach Colored Sky / In Praise Of Air

In Praise of Air

In Praise of Air by John O'Donohue Let us bless the air, Benefactor of breath, Keeper of the fragile bridge We breathe across. Air waiting outside The womb, to funnel A first breath That lets us begin To be here,…

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Give The Gift Of / OpenSpace Mindfulness Gift Card

Give the Gift of

Give the Gift of... Interested in gifting an OpenSpace Mindfulness experience? It's simple to gift a class or program as well as as purchase gift cards. See below for step-by-step directions. Have questions? Just let me know. In appreciation, Ashley…

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Forest / Lost By David Wagoner

Lost

A comforting poem for those times when we feel disoriented, alone or in a panic, by the late Pacific Northwest poet David Wagoner. To experience it as a meditation you might settle into a comfortable shape, soften eyes, and listen…

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Yoga Nidra Sustaining Membership

New Platform For Classes

New Platform for Classes I upgraded to a new class registration platform making class payments simpler. Below are instructions for purchasing class cards and memberships as well as accessing classes. Note: Weekly Meditation Monday and Yoga Nidra classes are still…

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Introducing Dr. Kat

Introducing Dr. Kat

Introducing Dr. Kat This fall I’m teaming up with Dr. Kat Bodden, ND to offer Let’s Rest, an immersive course dedicated to resiliency and wellbeing through rest. Below is a conversation we recently had about health and rest. Ashley Dahl…

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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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