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Mindfulness in the waiting room

Mindfulness is about being fully aware in the present moment. Sometimes we set aside time for this — attend a session, create quiet time, go for a walk. Other times it happens regardless of our lives happening around us — noticing our breathing while loading the clothes washer, looking into our dog’s eyes as we […]

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A simple daily practice for greater capacity of ease and joy

Maybe you’ve heard of metta, maybe it’s new to you. It’s a simple concentration practice in which we send lovingkindness to ourselves, and then in a series of expansions we send it outward to others. Said another way, it’s prayer. Try it along with me, here: I find that taking a deep breath in and […]

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The Divine Mystery of Motherhood

“Herein lies one of the greatest mysteries — the mystery of the holy Madonna and Child. The mystery of a woman’s charge to swaddle her young in a blanket of unconditional love and hold the immaculate concept of their divine perfection, no matter what outpictures to the contrary.” –Nicole Christine,¬†Temple of the Living Earth Swaddled […]

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Spiritual beings having a human experience

Our lives are a journey. A spiritual journey. We experience, in order to expand. In our experiences, we have choice. Some experiences we’ve outgrown. We’ve learned what we needed to from them, and we no longer carry them daily. Like your best friend in fifth grade whom you chose to drift apart from, but in […]

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Self-Compassion, Leveled Up

I heard a description of self-compassion the other day that changed my world. My entire body melted in resonance, even as my mind kept moving ahead. This incongruent body response was so profound, I thought I better pay attention. Self-compassion is the ability to be easy with yourself, no matter what is going on in¬† […]

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