Lessons in… finding peace: A Meditation Guide

Meditation Guide Come to a comfortable seat, close your eyes, and take a few deep, deep breaths. Inhale deeply into your belly and let it all go.  I’ve heard this said by others in one way or another, and have said these words, to myself and others, many times over […]

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Lessons in… active listening

We were walking along a path side by side. He was talking, sharing, opening himself up. It was like stream of consciousness writing (Artist’s Way Morning Pages), but with words. As he allowed himself to open up, the words came forth effortlessly. I had one job to listen, to really listen […]

Freedom in the Good-less

“Sometimes I can feel my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.” ~ Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close The sky is immense. There are a few billowing white clouds scattered but for the most part it is just bright open skies. She […]


Lessons in…. clarity

I got hurt on the weekend. I am supposed to suppress my voice for a few days. Ice my throat. Allow it time to heal. I felt the crushing blow to my throat as if it was symbolic of the universe crushing my words as I spoke my needs. I […]