Seeing Oneself Through Honesty and Love

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Part 1 of Embracing Support series In her book,”Radical Acceptance; embracing your life with the heart of a Buddha”, Tara Brach rights: “For so many of us, feelings of deficiency are right around the corner. It doesn’t take much–Just hearing of someone else’s accomplishments, being criticized, getting into an argument, making a mistake at work–to […]

Use Your Lion Heart to set intentions this new moon!

July’s new moon happened on July 28th and is in the zodiac sign of Leo, the lion.  This new moon has particular potency when it comes to energy. Not only because it is in the sign of Leo but also because it is in a trine with Jupiter in Aries. This trine adds a cloak […]

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 […]

Bones of Compassion

When we meet and experience each other from a heart level, flesh falls away. What is left are the bones of compassion that hold each of us up. How do we get to the heart? How do we see from the heart? We must become fearless, vulnerable, and naked.  And we will eventually have to […]

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, […]