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Take a news media break, today

It’s not about any particular news story, it’s about all of them. Every day is a newly-created news chaos situation by design, no matter what day of a year of a cycle. Same energy, different topic. As a species, we humans tend to allow these external glowing screens to create our own personal and internal […]

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Successfully staying at home with the ones we most love, without losing our minds

Self-quarantine. Shelter in place. Hunker in. 15 days to slow the spread. Working from home. School distance learning. However you call it, just #StayHome, folks. This too shall pass, one day we will indeed be able to leave the house for absolutely no reason. And also to meet friends and extended family at a dine-in […]

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Testing positive

With the serious response to this pandemic, it’s easy to go down the fearful route. As a species, we seem to have forgotten that we ever existed without toilet paper. Or that we could somehow survive now without it. As wonderfully reminded by Pam Grout, A Course In Miracles workbook Lesson 34 helps me with […]

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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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