Lick your finger & hold it to the wind

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You’ve seen people do this, yes?  They get this curious look in their eye, lick their finger, and solemnly hold it to the wind waiting for feedback.  The feedback they are waiting for comes from the wind itself; a message of strength, direction, & volatility.  And with the information they know something about the present […]

Expanding Boundaries

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Tara Brach writes in her book, Radical Acceptance, “The boundary of our acceptance is the boundary of our freedom.”  I am trying to remember this moment by moment in my own life as I play with my potential of accepting more while I argue with my habit of resisting what violates my sense of right […]

The invitation of Namaste

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We close our practice with a heart-centered Namaste.  When I talk to people about this word, I hear them talk about compassion, love, support, and honor for others.  This term has become a gift we give to others as a reminder that we see them fully and within that seeing, we witness their magnificence, their […]

Slough off the Should

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So often, we are asked “how many times a week should I practice?” These SHOULD questions are always looking for what’s RIGHT and for some reason, that little SH**** word gives rise to guilt and self-admonishment when we miss the mark of RIGHT. Here’s how I think about it…. What are your practices of self […]

Have you placed yourself below the fold?

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I have heart-felt intentions of carving out time for all that I know will serve me. Meditation, self-care rituals, time with family and friends, retreats that give me a prolonged pause. And yet, we all experience that true shifts in patterns are so much harder than they appear. We have story around “not enough” (time, […]

Feel The Flow

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I hiked a trail that paralleled a stream today.  There’s something magical about watching moving water; the perfect balance of forward energy and effortless being.  The water doesn’t “try” to flow, push through fatigue, or make a plan to veer left at the large rock blocking its path.  It just does what it does because […]

Social Justice

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This morning, I attended Mindful Mornings in Asheville, a monthly gathering designed to create a meaningful conversation around lasting impact.  My dear friend, Micah & her partner in vision, Ali, organize, curate, and facilitate this opportunity from a place of service, and I am grateful. Today’s topic was social justice.  The speaker has dedicated his […]

Elegance Is Caring Deeply

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Take Your Seat. Last night, my son and I were chatting while having dinner.  In truth, he was sitting at the island top chatting with me while I zipped around the kitchen taking bites between “doing” all the tasks that must be done when one arrives home from work before snuggling into bed. Jack said: […]

June Newsletter

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Last week, I had the fabulous fortune of connecting with a few powerhouse women to brainstorm a shared vision with intent of idea expansion and action activation. I left inspired around that topic specifically and all of my ideas for doing positive and impactful work. I share this because I am reminded of how important […]