Deep Vocal Sigh Practice

Came upon this quote today (above) as I was listening to Atlas of the Heart written and read by Brene Brown (worth the read; audible version is amazing!) and felt validated! I sent the quote to my partner and said, “This is why I sigh!”  Throughout my adult life, I have been a “sigher.” WheneverContinue reading “Deep Vocal Sigh Practice”

Borrowing Joy Practice

Sometimes it can be difficult to feel or experience joy, especially when there is so much suffering in the world and perhaps in our lives. And yet, without joy our hearts can become malnourished. So how might we feast on joy when we may not even have a crumb? We borrow it! Just like weContinue reading “Borrowing Joy Practice”

Box Breathing – Lovingkindness Style

Supportive Practice Box breathing is a popular practice for calming the body and mind, bringing yourself into ease. I find it to be a lifesaver when experiencing reactivity, anxiety, stress, cravings, anger, any type of disregulation (feeling uncentered or imbalanced).  Box breathing is VERY simple! It’s free! You have do it anywhere, anytime without anyoneContinue reading “Box Breathing – Lovingkindness Style”

Hand in Hand Practice

Supportive Practice Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash Pause and find a comfortable posture Take a couple of deep breaths to settle the body and mind Contemplate this question – what is one thing in your life that you can rely, that is constant in your life, that is always present for you regardless ofContinue reading “Hand in Hand Practice”

Week of Awakening – November 2021

most images can be downloaded for personal use only Mindful Monday If you want to be mindful, you have to live in your body. Do not be fooled by the word “mind” in mindfulness. Perhaps the “fulness” is the embodiment of awareness – the mind of the body. I have come to learn through myContinue reading “Week of Awakening – November 2021”

Week of Awakening – October 2021

images can be downloaded for personal use only This week’s theme is Self-Compassion as Self-Care. I had the honor of talking about this topic with a group of high school seniors. To those of us who are way past that age, how might your life have been different if this topic was shared with you atContinue reading “Week of Awakening – October 2021”