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Sharing My Seasonal Secrets to the Hidden Power in Darker Days

I’m writing this to you on November 2nd, which, as you likely know, is: ….. the final day of the Mexican “dia de los Muertos” celebration ….. “All Souls Day” for Christians ….. and the day after Samhain, a Gaelic celebration with Celtic pagan origins…. I’m sharing my seasonal secrets to the hidden power in the darker […]

The Hidden Gift in the Heart of Anger

(( The topic :: Anger. This post is inspired by my first experience sharing my free course  “21 Days of Lovingkindness” which is a journey in heart-centered meditation practice and living. )) I got SO MUCH feedback about this particular lesson and the feedback itself was so powerful. I opened my inbox to see so many […]

You Are Spiritual No Matter What

“These days, I’m less spiritual than I have been in years.” This is what I heard my friend say to me as we walked through the woods a few weeks ago.  What she meant was pretty simple. She was no longer going to yoga every day, hanging a little less often with “yoga friends”, and drinking a […]

What it’s Like to Wake Up Like Me

I talk a lot about sleep and sleep preparation… All the ways to insure that when you hit the hay— for a nap or for the night— that your eyes close easily, and you rest in your hay like a baby donkey. (Aw) I realized recently that I’ve never talked about what happens once the sleep […]

Fiftieth Birthday Ideas– Nifty 50 Update #1

Fiftieth birthday ideas….hmmm. I thought I would do something EXTRA special for the day. But a day isn’t very long…. Many of you will remember that I turned 50 this year, and to commemorate this major milestone, I made a list of 50 things I wanted to do in the year between my birthdays– from March 31, 2015 to March […]

Summer Book Review #2

Hi there. How’s your Summer? I’m liking mine, though it could use a bit more travel. It has, however, been blessed with a lot of creativity in the recreational sense– but even more so in the occupational sense. I’ve worked a lot, created a lot. One practice I’ve put into place that saves me from […]

A Selection from Lovingkindness 2.0

(This blogpost is a special adaptation I’ve made for you based on some of the written materials in a Meditation Experience that I’ll be releasing later this year. It’s called Lovingkindness 2.0.) More about LK 2.0 later, but for now I’ll say these things… It’s a heart-centered journey… And it’s my very first totally digital course!! […]

Gods are Us– 2015 Summer Reading Series Pt. 1 (Book Reviews)

“I talk about the gods, I am an atheist. But I am an artist too, and therefore a liar. Distrust everything I say. I am telling the truth. The only truth I can understand or express is, logically defined, a lie. Psychologically defined, a symbol. Aesthetically defined, a metaphor.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of […]

Nifty Fifty: A List for a Year of Living

“Most people believe vulnerability is weakness, but really vulnerability is courage. We must ask ourselves…are we really ready to show up and be seen?” — Brene Brown     I turned Nifty Fifty a couple of weeks ago. I kind of like the dorky, middle-aged humor kind of ring of “Nifty Fifty”. I had a great […]