Inspirations and Practices

Permission to Play

   I love this phrase.  What does it mean to give yourself permission to play? And more importantly; why do we have to give ourselves permission?  Shouldn’t this just be a natural expression in our lives. Many years ago I watched a documentary on dolphins.  Some...

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Resting in Just Being Meditation

I use this type of meditation when I am in need of recollecting myself into myself.  Sitting still, putting everything on pause, noticing where I am and just simply breathing helps me settle the muddy waters. When I can settle into just being alive in this very body,...

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Taking A Sacred Pause

   On January 14th, my mother unexpectedly died.   One month before, I sat with  a good  friend of mine as she passed away from cancer. Since January through June is my busy time of year…teacher trainings, workshops, retreats, my classes full of re-committed yoga...

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Reclining Body Scan Meditation

You do not need to sit for your daily meditation. Sometimes what we need most is to lie down and relax into a restful state of present moment awareness. I have found this simple practice to be so comforting and healing. I hope you will too.     Reclining...

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Daily Centering Meditation

Happy Winter Solstice. During this season, I find myself increasing my meditation time. Usually this happens naturally out of my desire for more internal time but it also happens out of necessity. This time of year can be stressful and challenging with all of the...

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Meditation on 4 Attitudes

A few weeks ago I went to see a movie called The Last Dalai Lama directed by Mickey Lemle. The movie was about our current Dalai Lama. It was a powerful movie, and in my opinion, a must see for everyone - especially for these current times. The Dalai Lama summed up...

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Mental Steadiness & Inner Stillness Meditation

I find that the necessity for mental and emotional equilibrium (balance) growing more and more everyday. The world around me/us seems to be moving at such an accelerated pace that slowing down and the experience of being present is becoming a relic of the past. Simple...

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Metta Meditation

Recently, I've found comfort in Metta Bhavana - the Buddhist meditation practice of Loving Kindness. Metta meditation strengthens our qualities of kindness, caring, generosity, warmth, and friendliness towards others and - equally as important - towards ourselves. In...

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