Remembering our Personal and Universal Nature

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  Ajahn Chah, teacher to Jack Kornfield, says: You should know both the universal and the personal, the realm of forms and the freedom to not cling to them. The forms of the world have their place, but in another way there is nothing there. To be free, we need to respect both of these […]

Rituals: bringing us into our wholeness

I was annoyed with myself, and even beginning to feel angry at myself.   I was in my 20s and had been living in New York for a little while. I wanted to travel and nourish my spirit with adventure! I wanted to go solo and create a pilgrimage of meaning.    As a dancer, […]

The value of slowing down in a busy world

Spending time in nature is a beautiful way to slow down

Slowing down.    What does this mean? How can we do it? What benefits might come from it?   As I attempt to integrate back into “normal life” after co-facilitating an emotional, yoga, healing-centered retreat this past weekend, I find myself trying hard to hang on to the slower pace that I experienced.   Is […]

Remember Who You Are

A reminder to all readers that you are enough

Have you forgotten your significance? In the face of great loss, perhaps you feel you can’t make a difference?  Or, perhaps when faced with fear, you don’t feel as if you are worthy, capable, or brilliant enough? Let me tell you something, YOU ARE ENOUGH. Period. I know that you may have heard this saying […]

Honoring & honing our source of strength

In My Own Words

Where do you draw your strength from? Are you having difficulty finding the strength to carry on? Feeling that what strength you do have isn’t enough to make the changes you envision for yourself and the world? As the season changes here in the northern hemisphere, I feel both the exhilarating energy that warmer weather […]

Overwhelm, acceptance, and a “how to” practice:

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Last week’s intention came from a personal place of emotional overwhelm. Perhaps you’ve experienced moments of overwhelm too?  How did you ride the waves of emotions and feelings? How did it go? A new offering coming soon. I am inviting you into an offering I will be releasing into the world next week that can […]

Keeping Our Heart Open

Refections from JTTP’s theme on rebirth As I reflected on this past month’s ‘Journey to the Peak’ theme of “rebirth”, I see how a lot came through. I then stumbled upon and anatomically corrected emoji heart. This heart is what reminded me of our need to continually open our hearts.  Each breath becoming a rebirth, […]

Rebirth: story, haikus and poems

Strength

This past week I was away in California.  In my own way, it was a little rebirth. I was able to dip my feet and hands in the cold Pacific Ocean. To dip myself in the ocean is always a sort of baptism to me. I get to touch the water of the Mother. I […]

From a Red Paper Clip to a House: How will you use your gifts?

Sharing our unique gifts with the world

  Each of us has a myriad of gifts. Right now you have the gift of your breath. You have the gift of your body. You have the gift of your consciousness. You have the gift of your heart. You have the gift of your Spirit! You have the gift of intuition. They are gifts […]

What does it mean to have a courageous heart?

  I want to empower your courageous heart, that I know you have; with a mudra, a meditation, and a few words. May this piece of writing support you, may it reassure you, and may it surround you with unconditional love. May you always remind yourself that it takes courage to look inward. That it takes […]