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January 11, 2022
Happiness is Not Out There

Many of us search for happiness though our achievements, successes, and relationships. But that’s not really where happiness comes from, is it? Genuine happiness comes from healthy states of mind and from your gracious heart. In short, happiness comes from within.

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December 15, 2021
Cultivating Compassion

As humankind is in need of more widespread and global empathy and altruism, we find ourselves desperately cultivating compassion. Learn more about the Dalai Lama and his role in raising awareness of the healing power of compassion.

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December 8, 2021
Striving and Seeking

Many people believe that an awakening will make us blissful, joyful and happy all the time, as if the state of awakening gives you these feelings permanently. But those feelings of happiness and joy are byproducts of awakening, not the actual awakening itself. Learn more about the striving and seeking we all do on our path to spiritual awakening.

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December 2, 2021
What’s Underneath Your Thoughts?

Consider that most of your mental suffering actually comes from how tightly you hold on to your beliefs. What if you were to discover that your stories do not fully define who you are and what is actually happening to you? With mindfulness, we can step out of the story we tell and simply notice the telling of the story.

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November 30, 2021
Gratitude...(Plus FREE Gratitude Journal)

How in the world was last week already Thanksgiving? This year has zoomed by (but thankfully, not on Zoom every day, lol!) I took some much-needed time with family and friends to reflect on all that we have to be grateful for. I hope you did the same. Gratitude is good for the soul. While […]

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October 20, 2021
Meditate to Quiet Your Internal Dialogue

Meditation is not about ridding yourself of your thoughts, since that's virtually impossible for anyone to do. Meditation instead, is literally about noticing that your mind has drifted into thoughts and then practicing bringing your mind back to a place of stillness - over and over again. The noticing IS the practice.

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September 15, 2021
Responding or Reacting?

Through the practice of meditation, you develop what is known as “witnessing awareness” which allows you to observe your thoughts, feelings and stories with greater objectivity and distance, rather than getting pulled into the drama and emotional reactivity. Over time, you will begin to notice that some space has been created around difficult emotional states. You will start to see that there is more to who you are than your moods or thoughts, and you may also observe that the sensation associated with the negative feelings dissolve altogether. I like to say that you begin to develop a sense of responding as opposed to reacting.

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August 24, 2021
Welcome All of Life's Distractions

The practice of meditation is about training our minds simply to allow things to be as they are, not organizing the world around us to fit our picture of what it “should” look like. Invite distraction. Invite noise. Invite challenge. This is where the true benefits of your meditation practice will show up. When we let go of our ego and let go of trying to change or manipulate our environment to suit us, that’s where the path exists.

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August 10, 2021
Stress is an Internal Response...

Recognizing our responses to certain situations and events as the feelings arise is the first step in understanding how to better begin to shift our response to it and thereby reduce stress.

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July 28, 2021
Meditation Practice

People often feel intimidated by meditation, thinking there is a perfect way to join in this time-tested practice. But that’s simply not true. Each person’s practice is a reflection of their unique personality and mind/body connection. The biggest support for working with our minds in meditation is our body. Generally, I don’t think most of us are sensitive to how much our body can support our mind in meditation.

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July 13, 2021
Reconnect to Yourself

When we make a habit of meditation, we are then able to reconnect to an awareness of our innermost selves, diminishing stress and anxiety, and finally stepping off the hamster wheel of pain and suffering.

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July 9, 2021
Awaken Freedom from Suffering

Meditation itself allows you to step outside of your busy life full of all of its demands and stressors long enough to hear your intuitive self speak to you. It’s in those moments when the suffering of your life and the meaning you made out of it will begin to surface.

And you might be surprised by the freedom you begin to awaken...

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June 15, 2021
All Things Are Impermanent

We can never be certain of anything. Everything is impermanent. Whether we know it or not, we really are always taking a chance, precisely because there is no certainty. To accept impermanence and uncertainty means risking failure. (Read that line again). When we get caught up thinking everything is certain, it makes us feel there’s […]

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May 30, 2021
Waiting for the Fog to Lift?

Are you waiting for the fog to lift? If you’ve been feeling a little “off” or out of sorts lately, I hope I can bring some solace to you by letting you know you are definitely not alone! Without a doubt, this has been a challenging and complex year or more. I’ve been meeting with […]

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May 16, 2021
A Deep Relaxation Meditation

You certainly don’t need me to tell you how stress accumulates in your body. The way we eat, drink and live takes its toll on our bodies, minds and well-being to be sure. Deep relaxation meditation is an opportunity for our body to rest, to heal, and to be restored. Today, I offer you a […]

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May 9, 2021
Meditation is Not a Vacation from Yourself

What It's All About Meditation is not a vacation from yourself. It isn’t about self-improvement. One of the most difficult obstacles new meditators often have to the success of their practice is believing that meditation is somehow designed to enhance something about ourselves or some kind of exercise in self-improvement. What drives you to meditate? […]

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May 2, 2021
No Shortcuts to Peace

Why We Quit One of the biggest reasons we quit establishing a daily meditation habit is we think we “don’t have time." We’re busy, our lives are moving full steam ahead, and our “to do lists” are overfilled. We think we can’t possibly “add one more thing” to our busy day. The reality is, there […]

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April 9, 2021
How To Begin A Spiritual Path?

ON THE PATH One of the most essential spiritual lessons we can learn is how to differentiate between the situations we actually experience and our mental commentary about those experiences. So you might be asking yourself, "How can I begin my spiritual path?" The thoughts about a situation and the situation itself are sometimes difficult […]

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March 17, 2021
Why Meditate?

Why meditate?

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January 18, 2021
Identification, aka: the “monkey mind”

Many mistakenly believe that meditation entails sitting still for ten minutes or so in some kind of contorted pretzel position and stopping all thought. These are actually two of the biggest misconceptions of the practice of meditation. They’re also the primary reasons most people give up meditating all together.

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