Category Archives: Breathe

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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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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Leaning In 

All through my recovery I have relied on deep breathing practices to keep me calm and focused and grounded in the moment. My breath is like a well. As I inhale deeply, I lower the bucket down to the bottom. … Continue reading

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Phantom Nipples

I have phantom nipples. They get hard when I get chilly. I can feel them from the inside. The feeling registers in my brain. And I still have boobs. I can feel them from the inside. The tightening sensation of … Continue reading

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Move Any Mountain 

There are so many stumbling blocks along the path to peace. Some of them are pebbles, some boulders, some mountains.  We always have choices, as we come upon each obstacle. We can choose to navigate around it, or over it, … Continue reading

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One Breath at a Time

We do not have to wait for the solstice, or the new year to make changes in our lives. Every single breath we take is an opportunity for great change. Every second of our lives, change is flowing through us, … Continue reading

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