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  • March 14, 2020

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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Two Practices For Charged Times

Two Practices for Charged Times

  • March 14, 2020

As we individually and collectively navigate what it means to take care of ourselves and our communities, I want to share some resources. Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer of The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion have offered a thoughtful…

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Solstice Poem

Solstice Poem

  • December 20, 2019

A simple meditation inspired by the Winter Solstice and Margaret Atwood's Solstice Poem. This is the solstice, the still point of the sun, its cusp and midnight, the year's threshold and unlocking, where the past lets go of and becomes…

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Winter Landscapes: Being With Trees

Winter Landscapes: Being with Trees

  • December 8, 2019

“Having a landscape to oneself is an exclusive pleasure. Many of us stumble upon this by surprise. Suddenly it is there -unshared, solitary. One may well experience a reckless moment of freedom, a penetrating moment of understanding. A meaning that…

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Winter’s Cloak

Winter’s Cloak

  • December 7, 2019

Poem shared at the opening of December 8th's Second Sunday Sit  - Winter’s Cloak by Joyce Rupp. (Rupp is a writer as well as Co-Director of the Institute of Compassionate Presence.) Winter's Cloak by Joyce Rupp This year I do…

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A Powerful Antidote To Compassion Fatigue

A Powerful Antidote to Compassion Fatigue

  • September 7, 2019

I was recently invited to write an article about an antidote to compassion fatigue for unfold portland. Below is an excerpt. Click here for the full piece. Compassion fatigue is what happens when we tend to the hurts of others,…

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Meditation Mondays

Meditation Mondays

  • September 6, 2019

a place to remember who we are, together Jocelyn Rahm (of Beam & Anchor) and I were called to start a weekly meditation group because we have both experienced, firsthand, the sense of peace, clarity and rightness that flows towards…

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Listening To The Nehalem River

Listening to the Nehalem River

  • August 9, 2019

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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RAIN

RAIN

  • February 24, 2019

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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