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Small joys, chosen

Happiness isn’t a reward, an endpoint that has been earned. Happiness is a way of being, a chosen path. Honestly, lately this is something I’ve kind of forgotten. And so, I am making a choice to bring in more happiness. Here’s a simple practice that I am adopting, to celebrate the small joys: Make three […]

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Simply Be

I listened to this the other day on Insight Timer. It was exactly what I needed, and I didn’t know it until I heard it. May it be of service to you, too:

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Visceral peace

notice linger soften melt repeat Taiji Geri Wilimek, For Now I connected at “notice.” I paused at “linger” (no pun intended, but absolutely appreciated!). I blew open at “soften.” I surrendered at “melt. I knew at “repeat.” How about you? What do you feel?

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Mindfulness at play

When I was a kid, I remember my mom cleaning house furiously and midway through, sitting down in the living room on the cracked naugahyde couch with a cup of hot coffee and a lit cigarette, falling silent, staring into space. This was my introduction to meditation. Geri Wilimek, We Sit Meditation cushions, classes, and […]

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This practice agrees with you

As I practice periodic mindful sessions of being agreeable, I experienced an AHA about myself so huge that I had to sit down. It helped me make sense of and have greater compassion for myself, leveled-up. (Which of course is then also projected toward others.) And it’s regarding wanting to be understood, and people-pleasing. These […]

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