Category Archives: Mindfulness

Completions, Wonder & Emergence

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~Khalil Gibran Our lives in seasonal flow embrace this autumnal time as one of wind, change, letting go, and … 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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Dance Me Up

holy dance days sweat out sadness bliss throbs pink heart holy day awake again movement saves meditation heals keep moving up light beckons pink light bliss groovin’ to higher ground hell stinks rotten like old blood like fixed patterns stagnant … 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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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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Waking Up

I have learned that as one progresses along the path as a seeker, they begin to spend more time in the present moment. It is in the stillness of the present moment that we begin to tune in to our … Continue reading

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Sweet Ache: Present Moment Poetry

When the sweet ache of being alive, lodged between who you are and who you will be, is awakened, befriend this moment. It will guide you. Its sweetness is what holds you. Its ache is what moves you on. ~Mark … Continue reading

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