For what it is

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In this part of the world, this is the time of year when we reap the benefits of the seeds we’ve sown earlier in the year. It’s time to harvest, and experience abundance.

Nature follows that rhythm, and because we’re nature, so do we. We plant seeds in the form of dreams and ideas, and as we hone that vision, we nurture them with hard work and optimism, making them bright, and resilient.

Usually, anyway,  Read More


Fully charged

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People say that darndest things, don’t they? I think that adage is actually about kids, but these days, it seems to apply as much to adults as preschoolers. There are a lot of big, important issues front and center in the world, and tensions are running high. Conversations easily turn into debates, and in the blink of an eye, blur into full-on arguments.

Most of us don’t like arguing, so before things go south, we back away, or avoid the conversation all together. Read More


Slightly panicked

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People come to me to learn about mindfulness for lots of different reasons. Sometimes they’re stressed, sometimes they want to supplement a wellness practice they already have, sometimes they just heard it’s cool and are curious. Lately, there’s been a theme to the inquiries, though. In a nutshell, I’ll call it “mindfulness in the moment.” I’m hearing from a lot of you in the hours or moments before a big exam, presentation, or other stressful experience that you know is coming (there are plenty that we don’t, right?), asking for tips to manage the anxiety within as the clock approaches go-time.

I’m always happy to receive these requests. Read More