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All This and Something Even Better

Hello dear heart- Sometimes we need to remember the things in life that dazzle us and give us great pleasure. And now and then we completely forget about magic. Things that thrill us to the core. How do we find ourselves in this state? Maybe we've been focusing so...

8 Things I learned Writing My Book: A Heart of Gold

Hello Dear One- As Spring unfolds, Loving Kindness continues to open itself to me and lead me home. Year after year, the practice guides me gently. What is this new season opening in your life? Recently I was interviewed about writing my first book on one of my...

Making Space For Something New

Recently I had the opportunity to do some teaching to brand new yoga teachers in Madison, Wisconsin. While I was there, I went to a predominately Black Baptist church on Sunday morning. I love how when we make the space to try something new, we receive generously....

Happy Spring!

Happy Spring! Today I want to share this lesson from my book A Heart of Gold.  Spring Equinox Ceremony Come with me into the woods. Where spring is advancing, as it does, no matter what, not being singular or particular, but one of the forever gifts, and certainly...

Can You Imagine A World Without Judgment?

The highest form of intelligence is the ability to observe without evaluating. -- Indian philosopher Krishnamurti Can you think of the last time that you noticed something that someone was doing, and you made a judgment about that person? We do it every day. Instead...

Awakening Bodhicitta

Dear heart- A few words on Awakening Bodhicitta. In Buddhism, bodhicitta is a spontaneous wish for a compassionate mind. Bodhicitta is a combination of the Sanskrit words bodhi and citta.  Bodhi means "awakening" or "enlightenment." Citta means "that which is...

Is An Online Contemplative An Oxymoron?

Dear heart, As we spend more and more of our lives online, managing our worlds, running businesses, staying in touch and promoting our work, I’ve been asking myself this question: Can a deeply spiritual life and an active online business coexist together? Does it seem...

Leaving Behind A Fixed Mind

If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern. ― William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell I’ve been thinking a lot lately...

Musings On Generosity

When a friend is hurting, sometimes it can be hard to know what to do. Does she want us to come over? Would she rather be left alone? What about flowers? Or food? Is it more appropriate to call first or just show up? Or should I just send a card? Has someone written a...

Don’t Put Yoga On Your To Do List

We don’t have to DO yoga, we can let yoga carry us. What is your first thought when you hear the word yoga? Go ahead and say it out loud, or write it down. I’ll wait. Was it: Ooh, I should do yoga. I should really get back to yoga. I should try and make it to a yoga...

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