A Wise, Compassionate Response to COVID-19

If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together. – Lilla Watson These are deeply unsettling times. We are witnessing a global pandemic ravage our normalcy, our economy, our human decency. The breakdown […]

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5 Practices for Self-Compassion

This is my life’s work: to again and again make a U-turn towards self-compassion. To clear with my machete the brush and the bramble of delusion, self-hatred, fear and suffering that blocks my path to self-love. When I discovered this capacity within myself, my life changed. When I remember its power, I am truly free. […]

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5 Presence Hacks for Stress & Anxiety

Relax your heart until you are actually face-to-face with the exact place where it hurts. Stay open and receptive so you can be present right where the tension is. You must be willing to be present right at the place of the tightness and pain, and then relax and go even deeper. This is very […]

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Self-Care to Survive the Holidays

I know the title “Self-Care to Survive the Holidays” may seem a tad dramatic… But our nervous systems can get hijacked into fight or flight this time of year quicker than you can say “Jack Frost”. When that happens, our bodies truly go into survival mode, no matter how illogical our brains might reason it […]

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The Wisdom of the Dying Time

*Note: This blog post originally appeared in the October Letter that went out to Luminous Leanings subscribers. I rarely share these insights on the blog, but I felt this one was important. To get the Letter in your inbox monthly, sign up here! Oh, Dear Ones, I’m in it right now. Grieving the loss of a precious […]

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