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How Can You Forgive Yourself? (The answer is not meditation)

A dear friend of mine spent the morning grieving the loss of her father. He died 17 years ago, and she hasn’t yet forgiven herself for not having that one big conversation with him before he passed. She said that … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

I’m grateful for Alexa. She brings all of the world’s music into my house! I say, ‘Alexa, make a radio station.’ And she replies sweetly, ‘For what artist?’ And then I pick any artist, and she makes a playlist of … Continue reading

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#AnotherBlackBoy

Say his name And try to sit for moment with his parents’ pain Let those feelings swirl around your body and your brain Until it’s almost too much to bear Say his age And sit for just a moment with … Continue reading

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Autumn, Wellspring 

I spent this past long weekend guiding yogis on a retreat in the mountains. It was an amazing experience for me, and the mood of the entire weekend was relaxation, gratitude, curiosity, vulnerability, and JOY! I just looked back to … Continue reading

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Every Nine Minutes 

It is a musical moment of pure magic, as I stir from my sleep  roused from my dreams by the sounding of the alarm, still snuggled up in a ball of warmth and hopeful contentment. The promise of a new … Continue reading

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Meditation on Mass Shooters 

Time and time again we find ourselves asking the same questions. How could this happen? Why did this happen? How could he do that? Time and time again, I reflect on both the inhumanity, and the pure humanity of it … Continue reading

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Beautiful Things Everywhere 

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak in front of a roomful of breast cancer survivors and their guests. This particular group has decided to call themselves Thriving Survivors. For them, simply surviving is not nearly enough. They are committed … Continue reading

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