This is the third post as part of a series on rest. You can read the previous posts Rest as a fundamental practice of well-being here and You belong here. Stay & Rest here. image by @tonill Our productivity does not define our worth. As The Nap Ministry's Tricia Hersey said, "Exhaustion will not create… Continue reading You Don’t Have to Do to Matter to Me. Rest & Be.
image by @hussanamir No matter how difficult the past, you can always begin again. This is a quote by Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield often misattributed to the Buddha. Begin again. I wonder how this lands for those of you who are going through it right now? It's such a challenging time for so many. Does it feel… Continue reading Begin Again Vibes
an updated version of an old dear poem of mine, which was inspired by this painting by rick mobbs as well as the poetry of Maya Angelou. inhale golden burgundy peace. exhale grey lavender grief. kiss me until joy travels through every orifice of your body, cooling the fires in the growing oceans surrounding us. .… Continue reading imagine freedom #3
The garden is a refuge, a place of quiet contemplation, a source of nourishment for mind and body alike. -- Dean Pailler My garden is nature, books, love, laughter, fruits and vegetables, and coconut milk ice cream. It's writing and yoga and the vibrant life intermixed with the sounds of vibrant silence. I nourish myself… Continue reading Mind, Body, and Soul Nourishment
You only lose what you cling to.— Siddhārtha Gautama photo by Daisypops1. *** I wanted you to make a jar for certain dark sections of the heart... and a jar open on all sides -- a freedom jar -- that would hold only what wished to be held. -- Stephen Dunn What if… Continue reading variations on letting go
Close your eyes. Forget the realities, the obstacles, the fears, your mind, and just listen to your heart. What do you want right now in your life? What do you need? photo by Ben Heine. *** You can give yourself anything you need in life. The thing is you have to know what you need… Continue reading close your eyes and live…
If we are to reach real people in this world... we shall go from love to love and peace to peace until at last all the corners of the world are covered with that peace and love for which consciously or unconsciously the whole world is hungering. -- Gandhi Is the whole world… Continue reading Love until all we are is love…
I went to a Manifest Your Life yoga workshop in New York City with Jennifer Pastiloff, a phenomenal Los Angeles-based yoga teacher. I first discovered Jennifer after reading her moving article about fear in Elephant Journal. I have had few yoga experiences that felt as complete as this workshop. It was the perfect blend… Continue reading Manifest Your Life