If you are searching, You must not stop until you find. When you find, however, You will become troubled. Your confusion will give way to wonder. In wonder you will reign over all things. Your sovereignty will be your rest. (Gospel of Thomas) This so beautifully captures that confusion, doubt, frustration and resistance are such a normal part of walking away from an old, familiar way of being and doing into a new, uncharted and

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My America has no room for hatred that divides and kills. Wake up America. Stop numbing out. Hold leaders and media accountable. Hug your neighbor. Be active in your community. Be love, pray love, act on behalf of

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The miracle of human tears to clarify, cleanse, celebrate and heal is really incredible. But the predominant thought pattern in our society is that crying is vulnerable and vulnerable is weak. And being told not to cry, or being ridiculed or shamed for crying bypasses healthy emotions that need to be expressed. This is on my mind after reading a New York Times article called, "How to Stop Yourself From Crying." Our culture is deeply

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This week in India, Diwali is celebrated with lights, sweets and gifts. A lesser known part of the festivities - celebrated in some areas - is KALI PUJA, which falls today on the New Moon. As Diwali celebrates lightness, Kali Puja honors the darkness. Fierce as all get-out, Dark Mother Kali bring darkness and removes darkness - the duality of being human. And in the primal energy of darkness, Kali offers the opportunity to be

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A sweet family friend, Kellie Schwinof, created this incredible art titled "Beautifully Divergent." As she shared it, it really spoke to me on so many levels.  💫 First, there's the "us" that everyone sees - oh, you know, she's got blue eyes, blonde hair, and wrinkles that have recorded years of laughter and tears. There's suffering and survival....  💫 Then there's a part of us that's divergent. It's beautifully different from what physical sensory organs, like

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{If this speaks to your heart, check out how my Budapest retreat will transform you!  And For no reason I start skipping like a child. And For no reason I turn into a leaf That is carried so high I kiss the Sun’s mouth And dissolve. And For no reason A thousand birds Choose my head for a conference table, Start passing their Cups of wine And their wild songbooks all around. And For every

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Winter is all about soulful rest, purposeful rest – hitting the pause button before energies ramp up for spring’s new growth. Aromatherapy can help you sink deeper into this reflective period and it’s supportive of restorative activities that are recommended during the winter season, like yoga, meditation, journaling. I encourage you to also bring these oils into your sacred space. Essential oils made from roots are especially supportive of our inner work, reflection and creating

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This is the time of year when gardeners are pruning their fruit trees so they’ll bloom and grow more vibrantly in spring. The similarities to soul and spirit work are just too good to pass up. Pruning in the yard and garden really gets rid of deadwood and unhealthy growth. So ask yourself what deadwood needs removing in your life? Where could you trim away growth that has run amok? Often this spiritual and emotional

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I remember my anatomy professor telling us that the only thing humans can actively ‘control’ in their bodies is the movement of voluntary muscles. I tuned out the rest of the class trying to disprove him as I scanned my body. What a shocker, he was right. Lucky for us one of those muscles is the diaphragm – it’s how we can consciously regulate our breathing. When you contract your diaphragm, it creates more space

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Winter is a great time to give your journaling practice some TLC – it’s a natural time of quiet reflection and restoration. And it’s such a restorative and healing practice when done on a regular basis. But oh, what pressure we put on ourselves when we try to put pen to a smooth, blank piece of paper. What to write? How to write? As soon as those questions come in, the purpose of journaling has

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