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Call Me By My True Names

February 11th, 2015
This is one of the fiercest, most compassionate, radically accepting poems ever written and it’s even more powerful hearing it in his own voice. Listen to Thich Nhat Hanh reciting Call Me By My True Names.    
When Great Trees Fall When great trees fall, rocks on distant hills shudder, lions hunker down in tall grasses, and even elephants lumber after safety. When great trees fall in forests, small things recoil into silence, their senses eroded beyond fear. When great souls die, the air around us becomes light, rare, sterile. We breathe, ... Continue Reading »
Reading books can have some pretty awesome effects. Besides making us a whole lot smarter research has shown that it can also improve memory, slow down the progress of Alzheimers and Dementia, reduce stress, improve sleep, strengthen analytical thinking skills, improve focus and concentration, increase empathy and ease depression. Simply put, if you’re not reading books on ... Continue Reading »
This is a guest post about taking leaps of faith from our friend Jessica McGregor Johnson. She is offering an amazing giveaway at the moment, which you can access at this link. (http://www.jessicamcgregorjohnson.com/claim-your-free-copy-of-fbrn.html) Now here is the article. Enjoy! Taking the Big Leap! Whenever we commit to changing something in our lives – whether it ... Continue Reading »
Self-esteem is an elusive nectar. We’ve all tasted moments of it, and we all wish for more. To feel that feeling of loving who you are, truly equally appreciating your highs and lows, and holding yourself sweetly so you can offer your gifts to your community and to the world, here are 5 quick tips that ... Continue Reading »
Awakening….. I’m wide awake Not losing any sleep I picked up every piece And landed on my feet I’m wide awake Need nothing to complete myself – Katy Perry, I Wide Awake The experience of my soul awakening began during the latter part of 2013. I had to swim through the waves of life that ... Continue Reading »
When my ex-husband and I decided to have a child, I never in my wildest dreams would have ever imagined that just a few short years later our family would split up. This is certainly not what I had hoped for my son, my relationship, or my family. I imagined that we would always be ... Continue Reading »
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And Suddenly It’s Winter

December 13th, 2013
You know,. . . time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, dashing in my new military uniform, could leap tall building in a single bound and all that stuff….Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I ... Continue Reading »
“I just don’t want this anymore,” she said, waving her hand in the air as if removing the invisible webs of suffering infesting her reality. “What’s this?” I asked. “The pain, the anxiety, the memories, the never-ending tapes of shame and guilt and hatred and violence in my head.” I smiled. This, I know. She’s ... Continue Reading »
If, at birth, there was a little lemonade stand that passed out Life-Choices along with the lemonade, I would choose Gratitude. Gratitude is  the most precious and  the most fundamental virtue.  From Gratitude all other virtues flow.  I believe that a leaf of grass is no less  than the journeywork of the stars; And the ... Continue Reading »
My job is that of a meditation, mindfulness and wellness teacher/speaker. I am not a nutrition “expert” but know enough to spark change as I am poignantly mindful about not only what goes into my head but also into my body. While some of my students proclaim that I “eat bark,” I am truly about ... Continue Reading »
“Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
 ~ Louise L. Hay Loving yourself is a very important task to undertake and that can be the most challenging as well. My beloved Mom, a beautiful woman who perceived compliments as a form of arrogance, would constantly remind me to not ... Continue Reading »
  Sunlight, rain, and soil Seeds sprout and wild flowers grow Each needs the other When people offer to make your life easier, accept it with grace.  This is an exercise in self-compassion as you allow yourself to be supported.  It is also an exercise in compassion for others.  Without your willingness to receive their ... Continue Reading »
  After becoming a mom, I always wondered what it would be like having to get my son through his first broken heart. I knew that at some point, the day would come that he would feel disappointed and sad, his belief in the absolute goodness and fairness of the world challenged. I wondered, would ... Continue Reading »
 “The human capacity for burden is like bamboo- far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” ~ Jodi Picoult In the late autumn of 2001 as I watched my former wife, Wanda, die of cancer, I felt so heartbroken that I was going to lose her and so helpless to bring her back ... Continue Reading »