A Toast to Post-It Notes

This week I spent pruning, purging, and packing my office. It wasn’t fun as my reticent, rat-packing tendencies became loudly noticeable in the room that only I tend to use. There were some great discoveries though: I care less about a lot of things that used to matter to me, such as having sharpies in every color including all the […]

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Two Wings of a Dove

It’s official. The training to become a Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher has begun. I signed up for the program almost a year ago, and now that it’s started, the seeds of self-doubt are creeping in. The certification process takes two years, and teaching is the core of the second year of the training. Teaching means I need students, which means […]

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Feeling Our Way to Freedom

This week was a challenge. I got 3 hours of sleep 3 nights in a row. As someone who almost never has sleeping concerns, I was barely functional. Naps didn’t take. Medicine didn’t help. I was in a twilight zone of insomnia, and desperate to get out. It was the experience of going on a silent, seven-day meditation retreat that […]

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The Power in the Power of Now

I’m listening and loving Oprah and Eckhart’s (last names are superfluous with these two) podcast on breaking down, chapter by chapter, A New Earth, Eckhart’s revolutionary book (yes it really is life changing). If you need indication of its significance, it was first published in 2005 and is still in discussion today, some 14 years later, because like many Holy Scriptures, […]

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