Week of Awakening – June 2021

Click to View Kick Off Meditation via Instagram The Path to Heartfulness This week’s intention is to awaken the forgotten truth of our heart – that we are lovable, we are loving, and we are love. Heartfulness is simply being full of heart, being full of tenderness, warmth, kindness, care, LOVE. To walk the path ofContinue reading “Week of Awakening – June 2021”

Mindful Parenting = Unconditional Acceptance

In Mr. Roger’s quote, replace “good” with “mindful” and you have the definition of mindful parenting. Mindfulness is kind hearted attention. It is non-judgmental awareness. It is unconditional acceptance of the moment just as it is, not how we want it to be. I invite you to ask yourself a series of questions: What doContinue reading “Mindful Parenting = Unconditional Acceptance”

Week of Awakening – April 2021

Click to view the Kick Off Meditation from March 31st via Instagram Live Follow along for the next 7 days for short teachings on practicing and applying mindfulness and compassion in our daily lives. The intention is to encourage and inspire each of us to remember to wake up to our precious lives, to uncoverContinue reading “Week of Awakening – April 2021”

Rest in Love

Simple Supportive Practice (SSP) When we are faced with enormous suffering like the reality that 500,000+ people have died due to this pandemic and their families are left grieving, how do we do not lose hope? How do we maintain and cultivate our capacity to respond with compassion and care? We can ask ourselves, “WhatContinue reading “Rest in Love”

Active Compassion – The Agency of Inner Practice

Welcome to the sixth session of this eight session series on Engaged Mindfulness. This is the last session in cultivating compassion. The topic is Active Compassion where we explore the relationship between our inner practice and compassionate action. We will also engaged in the meditative practice of tonglen, which can be done formally or onContinue reading “Active Compassion – The Agency of Inner Practice”

Cultivating (Self) Compassion: Strengthening Our Inner Ally

Welcome to the fourth session of an eight week series on Engaged Mindfulness Meditation. This is also the second of the four sessions focused on cultivating compassion. Opening Practice We begin with a meditation aimed to settle us into our physical space, drop into the body, notice the breath, and relax into stillness. We thenContinue reading “Cultivating (Self) Compassion: Strengthening Our Inner Ally”

Cultivating Compassion: Opening Our Hearts – Lovingkindness for Our Loved Ones & Selves

This third week’s talk begins with a brief settling and intention setting practice. Intention is our innate capacity to harness and direct our energy and effort at will. And as shared in session 1, intention is one of the three pillars of mindfulness – intention, attention and attitude. We began this series of talks withContinue reading “Cultivating Compassion: Opening Our Hearts – Lovingkindness for Our Loved Ones & Selves”

Why Practice Mindfulness & Compassion During These Challenging Times

Welcome! Thank you for joining me as I share with you some reasons to practice mindfulness and compassion during this time of global crisis and societal change. Throughout this talk, we will engage in brief and simple practices that can  be used immediately. To move into a space of exploration, let us begin with aContinue reading “Why Practice Mindfulness & Compassion During These Challenging Times”

Offering Compassionate Presence

Compassion is not passive. It is a recognition of suffering – the quivering of the heart – followed by the motivation to do something about it. Yet, there are times we cannot take away the suffering. Think about someone you know who was upset, sad or frustrated. You recognized their suffering and the feeling ofContinue reading “Offering Compassionate Presence”

The Echo of Kindness

Standing at the edge of the mountainTwo hands cupped around my mouth, Where do I belong? I shout.Right here! The echo returns.What is my purpose? I call back.To love! The echo singsAs the chirp of the birds,The rustling of the trees,The dance of the clouds Gently move my hands from my mouth to over my heart. TheContinue reading “The Echo of Kindness”