Category Archives: Buddhism

She Carries Me

She Carries Me is a beautiful dharma song about Kuan Yin Bodhisattva by Jennifer Berezan. For me, Source is beyond duality of female and male; and, generally speaking, my sense of faith and trust stems from my own internal empowerment … Continue reading

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Universal Foundations to Wellness

January is National Financial Wellness Month. In collaboration with my mentor, Coach Helene Van Manen, we focused in on this theme during this first month of 2014. It’s a great time of year to take a fresh look at our … Continue reading

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Mini-Retreat Into Freedom

What makes you feel free and what does freedom mean to you? I cherish the freedom to make autonomous choices and to live my life as I choose. I love that I have co-created the freedom of living a retreat … Continue reading

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Dreaming Time

A couple of weeks of a rich and wonderful personal retreat into radical self-care at the end of 2013 made for a gentle and satisfying transition into 2014. Simply Being with my Self and Slowing Way Down can be a … Continue reading

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A Full Moon In Each Eye

Werner Kunz / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA “Admit something. Everyone you see, you say to them “Love me.” Of course you do not do this out loud: Otherwise, Someone would call the cops. Still, though, think about this, This great … Continue reading

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Day Five: An End and A New Beginning

Day Five marks the end of this shared exploration of Thich Nhat Hahn‘s poem with Coach Helene Van Manen. It’s also a bright and lovely first day of autumn in the San Francisco Bay Area, following a much-needed cleansing rain … Continue reading

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A Life Without Struggle? Day Four

Thich Nhat Hahn’s fourth line of his poem says, There is no need to run, strive, search, or struggle.  I haven’t posted for the past two days because I intentionally chose NOT to strive to get it done. And because … Continue reading

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What Do You Love? Day Three

The third day of continuing a dialogue with Coach Helene Van Manen, using our respective blogs and a poem by Thich Nhat Hahn. We are breaking the poem into one line upon which to contemplate each day, and today I’m … Continue reading

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Life Is Precious As It Is – Day Two

Day Two of my cosmic-cyber dance with my mentor, Coach Helene Van Manen (using the vehicle of her iRetreat blog and this Femme Fire blog). The second line of Master Hahn’s poem is … Life is precious as it is. … Continue reading

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A Cosmic Dance with Mentor Helene: Day One

With Autumn Equinox approaching at the end of this week, I willingly let go into an invitation and cyber-cosmic dance with beloved Mentor Coach Helene Van Manen (via her iRetreat blog and this Femme Fire blog). Coach Helene, Buddhist Master … Continue reading

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