Finding peace through being with what is

As I along with so many others have attempted to digest all of the crises and atrocities we’ve been observing around the world, I have found myself vacillating between wanting to run out and take action and withdrawing from overwhelm to return to the  safety of my home.  Throughout this emotional roller coast I’ve continued […]

Finding peace through being with what is

As I along with the rest of the US have attempted to digest all of the crises and atrocities we’ve been observing, I have found myself vacillating between wanting to run out and take action and withdrawing from overwhelm to return to the  safety of my home.  Throughout this emotional roller coast I’ve continued to […]

Can you just “be with what is”?

“To listen deeply is an act of faith.” Adyashanti, author, The End of Your World This morning I dropped off my newly minted teenager–who loves working with children–at our wonderful, local nature and science center to begin his first stint as a summer camp “counselor in training.” He was thrilled and had been eagerly awaiting this […]

Be Here Now … Really?!

Growing up, my parents used to quote a lot of annoying phrases to me. They were boomers, intellectuals and spiritual seekers, and were always looking for new perspectives and teachings to expand their minds. (My dad liberally quoted passages to us daily from Einstein, the Bible, Wayne Dyer, Swami Satchidananda, St. Francis of Assisi, Marianne […]

It Is What It Is

This morning I woke up around 5:00 a.m. with a tight chest and my mind was whirring like a hamster on a wheel. Late last month, my two amazing support team members both shared they are moving on to new opportunities—which I’m totally supportive of, but it’s still a huge transition. We’re in the middle […]