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Windhorse

how to harness the energy of life With so much going on in the world and in our lives it’s easy to feel a lack of energy. We go through our days managing work, relationships, health, kids, school, and “life admin” and by the end of the day we collapse. It can feel like ourContinue reading “Windhorse”

How to be Authentic

Authenticity is a highly desirable quality in today’s world, especially among leaders. It’s not something you can fake and you know it when you see it Authenticity is a highly desirable quality in today’s world, especially among leaders. It’s not something you can fake and you know it when you see it. Authentic people seemContinue reading “How to be Authentic”

Sacred World

The world is filled with power and wisdom, we’ve just forgotten how to see and feel it. With all of the challenges going on in the world today it’s easy to feel like everything is doomed and that humanity is to blame. From the mishandling of the Covid pandemic, to police brutality and the climateContinue reading “Sacred World”

The Secret to True Power

(hint: is has something to do with Spiderman) My son and I love the movie Into the Spiderverse. In case you don’t know, it’s the Spiderman movie that came out a couple of years ago about Miles Morales, a young kid from the Bronx who becomes the new Spiderman. Like most hero’s journeys, he startsContinue reading “The Secret to True Power”

Change Mastery

How to handle change during unpredictable times Change is hard. It’s true. We love predictability and routine, everything is going along smoothly and then life throws a curveball at us and it’s like we have no ground. Covid is a perfect example of how hard change is for all of us. This has been aContinue reading “Change Mastery”

How to have discipline

To have consistent practices in our life, and to stay present in a world that is overwhelming and constantly changing, we need discipline. We need to be open to our journey as a learning experience, not as militaristic. When we are open, we can shift and respond as needed and keep going despite the ups and downs of life.

Mindfulness/Awareness

What’s the difference and how to practice them in times of stress One of the most powerful tools we can use to increase our capacity for growth and more evolved states of being is mindfulness/awareness. It’s a practice we can integrate into our everyday lives that helps us turn the mirror on ourselves, not inContinue reading “Mindfulness/Awareness”

We’re in a Bardo

What the Buddhist teachings reveal about this moment and how it helps We all find ourselves in an unprecedented situation due to the Corona virus outbreak. If we’re lucky enough to have our basic needs taken care of, this can feel both frightening and liberating. My son is home from school for at least threeContinue reading “We’re in a Bardo”

Kindness as Medicine

To be kind does not mean we don’t feel the wide spectrum of painful human emotions: anger, fear, criticism, judgement, bitterness…. It’s how we hold these emotions in an atmosphere of complete acceptance and forgiveness that’s the practice of kindness and what makes us kind people to ourselves and others.

If you feel sad, there’s nothing wrong. In fact, sadness is our birthright.

As I sit staring out the window, there is gently falling snow accumulating on the February ground. The sky is white and gray. It’s the kind of quiet where you wonder if you’re the only one in the world. The texture of my inner world reflects this quiet gray. I feel a tenderness and alonenessContinue reading “If you feel sad, there’s nothing wrong. In fact, sadness is our birthright.”

Dear Shambhala, I love you

Dear Shambhala,  I’ve been meaning to write for a while now.  You have been in my thoughts almost everyday since the allegations of sexual misconduct came out against our spiritual teacher and leader, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, almost 2 years ago. I was able to process a lot of my feelings right after it happened withContinue reading “Dear Shambhala, I love you”

Holiday Madness

I was talking with my mom the other evening about Christmas and buying presents for my almost five year old son. I’m not Christian and didn’t grow up religious but we love Christmas in my family. Decorating a tree, the lights, Christamas carols, food, presents, chocolate!! I have such special memories about that time ofContinue reading “Holiday Madness”

Overcoming Self-Doubt

For as long as I can remember I’ve struggled with self-doubt. Self-doubt that I’m good enough, that I’m capable enough, that I’m pretty enough, that I should speak up for myself, that I did speak up for myself…on and on. At its core, these negative thought patterns are really fundamentally doubting one’s worth as aContinue reading “Overcoming Self-Doubt”

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