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allow yourself to be held (poem)

image by @peter_mc_greats Allow yourself to be held by this moment and know that those who allow themselves to feel offer space for healing. Feel what joins you here, all the refuges close by, the earth within and around you. Dear one, you are where love ends and begins again with every breath. Surely you… Continue reading allow yourself to be held (poem)

pleasure activism

joy and sorrow (pleasure activism series)

Please check out this regularly updated post on Coping with The Impact of Covid-19 if you are in need of support.   photo by Ben Heine.   One of the keys to having greater access to happiness and pleasure is allowing space for their presence in all circumstances, through all the ups and downs of life. As adrienne maree… Continue reading joy and sorrow (pleasure activism series)

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connecting with ancestors

photo by marietjie hemming I like to think our ancestors are rooting us on through life. There is a mindfulness practice from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh called Touching the earth that I learned while on retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery many years ago where we place our palms in front of our chests in the… Continue reading connecting with ancestors

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Being with Grief

everything's going to be okay, I tell myself. this will pass. I find so much peace in those simple words during challenging times. this will pass. photo by joniwoq Grief has been increasingly present for me. A collective grief for all the beings who it feels like are gone too soon, for the state of… Continue reading Being with Grief