Reflections & Contemplations

Sometimes when we are in the midst of a challenging time or not feeling our best, our experience can feel lonely, defeating, and confusing. These writings hope to illuminate that our discomfort and suffering is a part of life. There is hope and many pathways to meet our experiences with kindness, compassion, and understanding.

Is it Really so Simple?

Several months ago I was getting ready to leave on a trip to California for an annual meditation retreat. Before leaving I was sharing with someone that people don’t talk on the planes like they used to. There really isn’t even the conciliatory small talk; we put on our headphones,

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The way of climax. Mountain slope have a way for walk. Background is sunset.

Retreats . . . Coming Home to Yourself

Have you ever had one of those days or maybe a few weeks or a season where the energy of your life is caring for others either mentally, physically, emotionally or energetically. Or maybe you’ve reached a stage in your life where there is an absence of care or outward

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You Are Not Alone

We live in a culture that when life is uncomfortable we have a million things at our fingertips to distract us . . . food, work, children, the phone, online shopping, obligations, alcohol, etc. We subconsciously hope that by distracting ourself from uncomfortable feelings and sensations, it will help us.

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What A Duck Can Inspire In Us

A couple of times a week I head out to the woods for my hike. I do it for the exercise, but I equally make the trek out there to be quiet, watch the trees, sunlight, little animals and other surprises along the way. I almost never take my phone

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The Sun Still Shines

The past couple of months I’ve been trying something new. I wake up and say to myself, “Today is a great day.” I received a phone call first thing in the morning from a loved one who asked, “what do I do today when I get sad and can’t hold

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One Step At A Time

I was on my way to an appointment a few weeks ago and on the way there I received a phone call asking if I was still planning to come. I told the woman on the other line that I thought the appointment was at 12:45 which meant I would

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The Sun Shines Through

This morning as I sit to write I appreciate these moments of quiet and notice a gentle peacefulness as I breathe and listen to soft music in the background. And in this same moment, I notice stirrings in my heart. I’ve been reflecting A LOT about life lately and a phrase that

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The Beginning Of The End

In the chair that I am sitting in now to write, it was the same place that I received a text from one of my dearest friends and soul sister . . . can you talk? I am having a hard time . . . and we talked and processed which we

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