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Stillness

Posted by on Dec 6, 2020 in Thoughts | 0 comments

What do we feel…

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Wanderlust

Posted by on Dec 2, 2020 in Thoughts | 0 comments

You’re as layered as the mountains above and as turbulent as the river below…

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My chest beat & skin flush

Posted by on Nov 6, 2020 in Thoughts | 0 comments

You’re in the smell of the jungle brush and the wind’s cool touch…

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Conversations

Posted by on Oct 29, 2020 in Self-Help | 0 comments

Hey brain?
Yes heart?

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Impermanence

Posted by on Aug 7, 2020 in Thoughts | 0 comments

Life reveals to us it’s game nature, and yet demands respect. It is continuous chaos, a ceaseless breaking of itself – of reality and what we planned it to be. And yet, it calls on us each time to rebuild…

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When

Posted by on Aug 1, 2020 in Thoughts | 0 comments

I lived in the converted garage and you in the bamboo shack out back, when we had nothing…

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Transformation

Posted by on Jul 27, 2020 in Self-Help, Thoughts | 0 comments

With enough time or the right circumstances we grow beyond who we were. Our once firm outer skin loosens for it ceases to accommodate our changing form. There are old parts of us that no longer fit…

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Normal

Posted by on Jul 18, 2020 in Thoughts | 0 comments

It’s interesting to reflect upon the chapters we’ve had so far this year… Each time things go upside down we are shaken, but we are also gifted a new perspective.

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Yin & Yang

Posted by on Jun 18, 2020 in Thoughts | 0 comments

Chaos and order interplay as a dance each day, between hemispheres of head, between blue and red, between science and story…

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Lives that Matter

Posted by on Jun 9, 2020 in Thoughts | 0 comments

There is overwhelming tragedy coming to light right now. Lives lost mean nothing can make it right for families involved.. we can’t alter the past but we can go forward with more awareness…

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Existence

Posted by on Apr 11, 2020 in Thoughts | 0 comments

You’re a stroke in a painting…

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Broken

Posted by on Apr 3, 2020 in Thoughts | 0 comments

Broken beyond repair? If I got to the floor on my hands and knees I’d see 273 pieces and that wouldn’t even be all of them I could find a dust pan and sweep them together. At least they’d be together, the ones I could recover anyway. Inevitably some would stay lost forever…

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Structure

Posted by on Mar 29, 2020 in Thoughts | 0 comments

What is revealed when the armature of our reality collapses – when the clay crumbles and the curtains fall away? Well, we are left exposed, standing vulnerable and alone in the rubble of our material world.

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Chaos

Posted by on Mar 22, 2020 in Thoughts | 0 comments

Even in the height of chaos we are visited by moments of peace, of beauty, of joy. It is our task not to miss them.

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All

Posted by on Mar 20, 2020 in Thoughts | 0 comments

You can hold humility and power with grace only once you’ve recognized that you’re not a victim, nor are you a master.

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Acceptance

Posted by on Dec 11, 2019 in Self-Help | 0 comments

“If I’m going through it, it’s important. Everything that is happening to me is happening for a reason.” This is what I believe, but is it really true? Ultimately it doesn’t matter if it’s true or not. The story has value in that it helps me accept my reality. Why is acceptance important?

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Mother Nature

Posted by on Nov 5, 2019 in Thoughts, Travel | 0 comments

Return child to the river and let me soothe your pains. You can rest as I hold you, we’ll be together again. Nestle in my grassy bosom, I’ll braid your hair with my breeze. Come back to adventure with me child…

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Kaleidoscope

Posted by on Oct 5, 2019 in Self-Help, Thoughts | 0 comments

First and forever there is light. Pure and pleasant it glows. Beams become beings and all is bright. What if however, it could be made more interesting? Rays to be refracted, magnified, colored, textured and silhouetted.

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Envelope

Posted by on Aug 30, 2019 in Self-Help, Thoughts | 0 comments

I yearn to cry in the ocean, so it may dissolve my tears. I pray for the night to fall, so it may drown my shadows. Calm in not knowing where one ends and another begins. To be part of, in this desperate search for belonging. Embraced by the outer expression of the inner. Where self isn’t just reflected but surrounded.

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Power

Posted by on Aug 26, 2019 in Self-Help | 0 comments

Even in circumstances where we may feel completely helpless, we must remember that we are in truth, not. With a free mind we have infinite choice as to which viewpoint we take in response to our situation.

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Happiness

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019 in Self-Help | 0 comments

Life fucking sucks sometimes, but it can be equally amazing if we let it. Here’s a pro tip – stop waiting for that big thing to be happy (the vacation, the wedding, the new house…) Goals are great but when we fixate too closely on the future, we can miss the millions of joy opportunities along the way. It’s the little things: the spring blooming trees, the cool breeze, a kiss from our sweet, a funny meme, the house all clean.

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Loss

Posted by on Feb 18, 2019 in Self-Help | 0 comments

One of the things that matures us most is loss. And naturally the longer we’re alive the more and more we are brought to part with. We lose family to death; our “other halves” to breakups; homes to natural disasters; and jobs to unemployment. We lose our abilities to illness and atrophy; our possessions to theft, misplacement and degradation. Whether for relocation or a closing chapter, we leave behind our communities. Opportunities slip by, identities dissolve and we are forced to divorce our fantasies of what could have been.

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Grief

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in Self-Help | 0 comments

Grief has no regard for our schedule. It shows up when it does – In the still & quiet moments, when we’re alone and drifting toward sleep; In the hustle of a work day, while we’re surrounded by colleagues, clients and a million todos. It has no concern for what or who populates our calendar. Waves come in, at their own pace.

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Pain

Posted by on Jan 19, 2019 in Self-Help | 0 comments

Pain can bore its hole so deep that it leaves behind a well. With it, a choice – For how might it be used? Do we pile in pity, create a reservoir of regret, or of anger and abuse; let our toxins fester, only to erupt on another or rot us from the inside out?

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Relationships

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Self-Help | 0 comments

Once examined, the typical phases of a relationship (whether it be romantic, friendship or internet) are quite humorous. The first offering of oneself is often the squeaky clean version. Makeup and manners and moods in check. We do this, not necessarily because we’re disingenuous, rather because we are excited about a new mate; or because we ARE striving for, and therefore practicing this version of ourselves. With time however we get comfortable enough or brave enough (or have collapsed enough) to say, “I have a secret…

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Grace

Posted by on Dec 6, 2018 in Self-Help, Thoughts | 0 comments

What is grace? Grace is buoyancy in a sea storm – Poise under pressure. It’s the bowing of jagged edges into arcs – Unhooking the emotions from the ego. It’s an inner elder perspective…

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Attention

Posted by on Nov 23, 2018 in Self-Help | 0 comments

In the tornado of thought stream (worries, regrets, arrangements etc.), I find myself wondering, “If I put this thought on pause to instead be present, am I being avoidant?

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Adulthood

Posted by on Oct 22, 2018 in Self-Help | 0 comments

If you shifted your perspective to see others as their child selves, would you still hold onto the mental formations that rise to block pure relation – judgement, expectation, fear etc.? Or would you be reminded of one’s innate sensitivity and fallibility; of one’s unending need for love and support and safety?

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Failure

Posted by on Aug 18, 2018 in Self-Help | 0 comments

I was once working with a client who was stuck on this idea that she was a failure and would be destined to fail forever. Can you relate? Her negative self-image was only fortified by a her skewed and ceaseless rehashing of the past. “I’ve failed so many times… I left those jobs, and quit that school. Those relationships didn’t work out either.” Every event became a reason to get down on herself.

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Uppers & Downers

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in Self-Help | 0 comments

Do you ever have the irrational urge to run away? When we are uncomfortable we seek to escape our present reality. Maybe there is boredom or sadness, maybe there is loneliness or fear, and then there is an impulse to “run away” to alcohol, to cigarettes, to weed, to food etc.

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Before & After

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in Nutrition | 6 comments

This photo is not solely about a “before and after transformation”. This photo is a reminder of the true nature of ourselves. These bodies are ever-changing. This form, impermanent. So if that which appears solid is actually in a state of flux – who am I and what can I rely on?

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Smooth Sailing

Posted by on Dec 22, 2017 in Self-Help | 1 comment

The house can’t always be neat, I’m not going to always be on time and plans wont always come to fruition. Sometimes it flows, but life, it can also be downright messy. One of the thrills of this earthly experience is the process of unwrapping each day. To reveal what was once an unknown can be quite joyful and exciting, yes, but it can also be quite disappointing and scary. In the face of this fear I’ve found it helpful to remember three things…

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Vision

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Self-Help, Thoughts | 0 comments

I TELL YOU KIDS, MAGIC IS REAL AND YOU ARE POWERFUL.
This is the vision board I made back in 2010. I love love LOVE this project as tactile way to play with future goals and recommend it to anyone who feels so inspired. Not a day goes by now that I don’t express gratitude for my life and all the chapters that have written me here.

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The Power of the Mind

Posted by on Sep 16, 2017 in Self-Help | 2 comments

There is no question, fantasies that forecast the future and memories that fish the past have the potential to profoundly influence how we feel and act in the present. The following examples aim to shed light on the fluid nature of one’s current reality.

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Nature

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Thoughts | 0 comments

Nature’s always right there just waiting to take your breath away. Eyes to drink it in and I feel its presence as a joy in my chest that oozes its way out through my grin. I can’t contain it… because it’s too big to contain. It’s a joy that celebrates the artistry of The Divine; the preciousness of this moment and the blessed connection I have with YOU.

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Negativity

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Self-Help | 2 comments

We’ve all felt some version of depression. And, it’s okay, it’s part of life to have ups and downs. It’s part of life to have passion and motivation that waxes and wanes. The trouble is when we settle in a place of apathy and negativity and then root ourselves there. The trouble is when our stories eclipse the truth of our reality.

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Missing the Past

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Self-Help | 1 comment

Simply put, we all want to feel good. Depending on where our balance lies, feeling good will mean accessing different resources at different times. In one moment or another we may be in search of comfort, joy, connection, stimulation, rest, inspiration, purpose or safety, for example. If we aren’t in this present state of feeling satisfied, we can catch ourselves not present at all, but rather off in a past or future fantasy world.

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Flora

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Thoughts | 0 comments

Flora & fauna help me to remember the REAL world that I’m a part of. This is the mysterious, the magical, the majestic jade vine… Its presence, an inspiration. ON a schedule; UNDER endless pressure; IN our cubicles; DOWN at our phones; it’s easy to loose touch. We forget our spirit-self, our playfulness & our power. We feel tired, sick and ultimately unfulfilled.

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Authenticity

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Self-Help | 6 comments

One of the hardest things to accept in this human life is the ever-changing nature of our selves. We try our best to hold on, to grasp a little tighter, to pin down a version of us that felt good, one that warranted approval. We want to maintain our summer glow, our youthful energy, our athletic physique, our confident attitude, our sharp mind, our tenacious spirit… But it’s all elusive & mysterious because just as we may come into appreciation or even simple awareness, it seems to slip through our fingers.

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Friendship

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Thoughts | 3 comments

I look at my younger self and I look at my present self — from some angles I don’t see that I’ve changed at all, and from others, I’m unrecognizably different. Many of the strides I’ve made have come on the training tracks that have been my romantic relationships. For a period of time I believed that personal growth happened solely while in isolation. I believed that getting closer to God would mean spending more and more time alone. Partly in this pursuit I turned quite reclusive for many years, operating without a steady friend-group, let alone a boyfriend.

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Guilt

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Self-Help | 3 comments

How often have you been having a hard time and heard some version of, “You really shouldn’t feel that way. There are starving children in the world and you are complaining over xyz!?” In that moment, how do you feel hearing that?

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Continuing

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Self-Help, Thoughts | 1 comment

I’m not here to act like getting out of bed every day is easy. There are many that I’d rather just cocoon up and wait — wait as long as it takes for my wings to sprout and for them to introduce my best-butterfly-self to the morning. But not every day affords this luxury and sometimes I find myself out in the world as a confused and vulnerable little larva. And although I’m fascinated by, I’m not interested in anyone who is pretending that it’s always sunny. What I am interested in is being real and saying it’s hard.

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Jealousy

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Self-Help | 1 comment

As IG is flooded with pics of perfectly positioned poses, it seems like everyone and their mother is a superstar yogi. I am not one of those people. I am someone who likes the feeling of stretching and someone who appreciates reminders of awareness and deep breathing. I’m also someone who has more or less sat in admiration of yogis for years, but never taken on a consistent practice myself. Recently though, I’ve made some regular attendance in a flow class and am already tuning into the myriad of lessons that translate from on to off the mat. Especially as social media has us injecting the highlight reels of our peers into the monotonous moments of our daily lives, it’s the unfortunate truth that comparative internal dialogue is commonplace in our culture.

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Food Freedom

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Nutrition | 2 comments

It was years that i searched for a truly healthy, sustainable diet. And it was years that I suffered.
I came to low fat raw veganism desperate for a more peaceful relationship with food. Now it is 7.5 years later and i continue to feel grateful for its influence in my life. Sure, food is not 100% of what it takes to be healthy, but it is certainly a part of it. If we can take care of this basic need we can alleviate significant stress and free up energy for other mental, emotional, physical and spiritual endeavours. can you imagine what you might do if food became a non-issue in your life?

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Future Unknowns

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Self-Help | 0 comments

With an unknown future it’s easy to get caught in complaint. The thought is that, “I don’t know BLANK. I just don’t know and i want to know and if i only had the answer it would make this moment better.” But, is there ever pause to appreciate the gift that is the mystery? Aside from the thrilling magic of it all, on a practical level, it’s actually quite helpful to not know one’s future. the truth is, whatever’s next in the timeline is yet to be revealed simply because there is nothing to do about it now.

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Taking Things Personally

Posted by on Jun 12, 2016 in Self-Help | 0 comments

Imagine that you are taking a walk in the city and are approached by a man. he looks worn out, overrun by life. You can sense by his tattered clothing and forever furrowed brow that he’s faced significant hardship in his time. Spying the makeshift cardboard bed and the mess of empty bottles on the nearby stoop, you suspect that the street has become his home and drinking & drugs, his occupation. your nose is distracted by whiffs of urine. The man begins to approach you. His eyes twitchy and his breath sodden with alcohol, he gets right up in your face. Enraged, he begins to spew gibberish. It’s meaning is incomprehensible, it’s content predominately profanity. Among the slurs, “You’re a f**king unworthy piece of s**t!”

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Dietism

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Nutrition, Thoughts | 0 comments

“Are you an omnivore/locavore/paleo/vegetarian/vegan/raw vegan?” There are a million ways we label ourselves and get labeled by others because of our food choices. It is this labeling that has lead to much of the tension that I’ve witnessed in my community. I’m not 100% certain that this would qualify as oppression and for the record I certainly don’t want to give it as much weight as something like racism or sexism or adultism. I’m posting out of curiosity of others opinions; and also to bring light to something that has been present in my life, perhaps it’s present in yours too?

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Trekking

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in Travel | 0 comments

I could have never known back in march 2o11 that I was setting out on a travel journey of this magnitude. 5yrs and 133 beds later and i’m somehow still trekking. I encourage everyone to get out and globetrot. Time away from where one is raised is really invaluable. It offers so many new perspectives and opportunities for real learning. One of the biggest changes i’ve adopted has been, becoming more comfortable with “going with the flow.”

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Non-Attachment

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in Self-Help, Thoughts | 1 comment

I often overhear prideful words on the subject of non-attachment. My self-proclaimed hippy friend recently said aloud, “gross, look at that girl with the expensive designer bag. I’m not pretentious like that. I don’t care about money. I don’t shop in those high-end stores, I shop in used clothing stores.” What she was attempting to share about was her freedom from an attachment to money, however what i heard was an example incomplete.

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Kindness

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Self-Help, Thoughts | 0 comments

I have never regretted being kind. To hold kindness as a practice important as any other means being kind, not just when it’s convenient; not just when you are with your friends; not just when things are going your way; not just when you feel well; and not just to people’s faces. It is about being kind to the irrational driver who cut you off; the dog that won’t stop barking; the store clerk who is being short with you; the mosquito buzzing in your ear; the late bus driver who messed up your plans; the family member who won’t change; the you who dropped the ball with your diet this week.

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Judgement

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Thoughts | 0 comments

When a person speaks in judgement of others (of their physique, of their ability, of their choices etc.), they reveal their hand. They display to the world their own deepest insecurities.

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Diets that Stick

Posted by on Mar 26, 2016 in Nutrition | 0 comments

I love that eating healthy doesn’t have to be a compromise! The number one most important thing to me with whatever diet one chooses is sustainability – for the planet, for the animals and for oneself. Sure many diets “work” for a period of time, but at some point there is a falling off of the wagon – often because there is lack of enjoyment in the designated meals or because one has become undernourished and is simply hungry! What this reveals is evidence of a diet that is unsustainable.

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Inner & Outer

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Self-Help, Thoughts | 0 comments

Your body is a reflection of your choices.

Your life is a reflection of your thoughts.

Your relationships are a reflection of your self.

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Lack of Support

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in Self-Help | 0 comments

We always have what we need in life. Though it may not be what we want, we will always have exactly what we need. This is a good reminder during times of despair. When you’re feeling weak and dizzy in a desperate search for some assistance that you aren’t able to find, know that even in these stressful situations – though it may not be clear – you are being supported with exactly what you need.

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Time

Posted by on Sep 5, 2015 in Self-Help, Thoughts | 0 comments

There is no such thing as time wasted. It is all perfect and in this, there is no space for regret. A tree spends its lifetime in devotion – stretching up, digging down, bending with, feeding on, adapting to and growing strong – every process, an effort towards bearing fruit. And after those many years, if one of its apples is not picked, it falls. But the tree doesn’t say, “Oh no, all that energy for nothing, what a waste!” It simply lets gravity deliver its harvest to the ground. There, it will feed the ecosystem that will provide nourishment for its roots. You are always growing. In this process, nothing is wasted.   ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Seeds or Future...

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Personal Pics

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Thoughts | 0 comments

My verdict on selfies is still out. Prompted by having more and more long distance relationships, for me they’ve functioned as a way of saying, “Hey I’d like to share this moment with you. So i’m going to snap a picture and send it to you so that perhaps you may glean some enjoyment. I want to take a part of my happenings and insert it into your happenings so that we might find company in some fragment of reality… so that we might be more connected.”

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Life’s Difficulties

Posted by on Aug 22, 2015 in Self-Help, Thoughts | 0 comments

Maybe life doesn’t get any easier… Maybe we just find different ways of asking for help and begin to humble ourselves enough to accept support. We discover more about our own needs, and become more open to receiving what the world has on offer. We learn new forms of compassionate communication, and verse ourselves in different languages of love.

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Seeds

Posted by on Aug 16, 2015 in Self-Help, Thoughts | 0 comments

There is an orchard in every papaya, and a universe in every being. It is only with the dissolution of form that, the possibilities within one may sprout. Get in touch with the infancy of your infiniteness. Open up. Allow for a death of the parts to liberate the w(hole). Allow for presence to turn potential into kinetic, and grow your spirit in every direction… . ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Time or Hard...

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Community

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Self-Help, Thoughts | 0 comments

When your friends become your family and your family becomes your friends… that… that is harmony.

Are you able to appreciate each member of your family as an individual person and not solely for their relation to you? Are you able to walk them down from their pedestal, remove any filter of expectation and stand beside them in companionship? Making friends with your family means relieving them of any obligation and finding how you may share joyful company.
Are you able to be vulnerable with your friends? Do you feel comfortable that in their presence you will be accepted, without judgment? Do you feel safe enough to be your whole self in every moment?

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Expectations

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Self-Help | 0 comments

Having expectations of someone, of an environment or of a situation will undoubtedly put distance between you and that person, place or thing. It is like, for example, standing in front of a friend with a box in your hands. You are reaching out to them with this object much like you would offer a present. However, this is the opposite of a gift because it’s an empty box. With this reach you are saying, “there are a number of things that I need you to put in here. I need them from you and if this box isn’t full, I will not be fulfilled, I will feel poorly and I will blame you.”

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Presence

Posted by on Jul 25, 2015 in Self-Help, Thoughts | 0 comments

In each and every scenario, The greatest gift you can bring to this world, to your fellow man and to yourself is » your presence « That is when you grow. That is how you love. And that is where you cease to exist. ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Hard Times or...

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The Self

Posted by on Mar 21, 2015 in Self-Help, Thoughts | 0 comments

The most important work you will do in this lifetime will be on yourself. Working on, working down, deconstructing. Venturing outside so that you may step back in with a lighter foot and a wider eye. Standing still long enough to witness your own death and rebirth.   ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Inner & Outer, Baby Birds, or Hard...

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The Tropics

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Travel | 0 comments

      golden skin bleached hair blackened soles grounded souls       ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Living or Costa...

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Tightness

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015 in Self-Help | 2 comments

Rigidity can have the appearance of strength because of all the effort it requires. Muscles are flexed and grasps are tight. An imbalance it this direction however, builds only the foundation of fragility. When anything is held in or held onto with such tension, there will come an inevitable snapping, breaking, exploding. With such a tight grip on feelings or beliefs there is a closing up as muscles are contracted. With stretching though, there is an opening up, there is a release. Spreading out means inviting space in and developing the flexibility to bend without breaking. True strength comes when suppleness is brought into the emotional and physical body. So be gentle with yourself. Go slowly and stretch into the tenderness.   ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Physical Presence or Being Challenged by...

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Compassion

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Self-Help | 1 comment

As an exploration in compassion, try looking at other individuals in the same way you might a child. When they commit an error or act in a displeasing fashion, how would you respond? When we practice seeing adults as children it often becomes easier to move away from a space of judgement and into a space of empathy. If we can see them for their innocence, we can understand that they are naive to different choices. If we can guess what might be going on for them, we can appreciate their suffering. If we can let go of their actions, instead of falling into resentment, we are able to access forgiveness. If we can keep our expectations in check, we can become their cheerleader rather than their competitor. If we can tune into the preciousness of their being, our intuitive caring nature will emerge. The thing is…when we “grow up” we don’t grow out of a need for love and understanding from others. If anything, we accumulate experiences that may warrant a need for more. With time, our ability to give love also evolves. As our heart expands it finds new outlets for expression. To soften ourselves enough to see the goodness in everyone, is to enlighten the world.   ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Community...

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Physical Presence

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Thoughts | 0 comments

Body awareness right now. Are you holding any tension? Exhale. Relax your jaw. Unfurrow that brow. Let your shoulders fall. Release the day. Scroll away…   ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Tightness, Jealousy or...

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Hard Times

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Self-Help | 0 comments

Life is here to prove how indestructible you are. To prove that you are not your job or your house or your body or your possessions. You are not your stories, your goals, your accomplishments or your failures. What you are is beyond. What you are is infinite. What you are is energy and it cannot be destroyed. Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be transformed. Life will prove this by continuing to challenge the construct of this reality, all that you have built and all that you identify with. Let these challenges be an affirmation of what you really are, the eternal essence of the universe.   ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy The Self, Being Challenged By Life, or Life’s...

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Moving

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Self-Help, Travel | 0 comments

  In life we move from place to place. A potentially painful process. Keep moving. Just never into a space of missing. Residing in thought about what was left behind will surely bring suffering. Allow for mourning, but don’t dwell in loss. This only closes the door to receive the offerings that surround us in the present moment.       ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Fear, Change,...

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Fear

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Self-Help | 0 comments

When we act out of fear we are never granted the gift of abundance. We cling to habits, friendships, romantic relationships, work, money, beliefs, possessions, plans etc., that are no longer serving our higher-self because they are comfortable and because we think that if they go, nothing as grand will be there to fill the void of their absence. We are scared of feeling empty and act to protect ourselves from the tenderness of this vulnerability.

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Living

Posted by on Dec 13, 2014 in Thoughts, Travel | 0 comments

Live simply. Play like the animals, present and free. Endure like the earth, steady and humble. Harmonize like the universe, almighty and all accepting. ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Costa Rica, The...

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Costa Rica

Posted by on Dec 13, 2014 in Travel | 0 comments

Patterned clouds on painted skies. Where waves weave and Silhouettes of surfers and shore birds mingle. An estuary of locals and tourists. Fresh water pours into salt. ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy The Tropics or Sunrises or...

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Sunsets

Posted by on Dec 7, 2014 in Travel | 0 comments

Delighted as the evening brings a new vibrancy to the sky. Clouds tumble in tones of purple, burgundy and magenta, the sun burns low & birds dance home. ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Costa Rica, The...

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Q & A

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Thoughts | 0 comments

I don’t believe the answers to life’s “biggest” questions come in the form of words. ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Presence or...

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Electronics

Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 in Thoughts | 2 comments

I’d like to propose a worldwide no electronic day… Just one day… Where we look with our eyes, not with our lenses. A day to meet- not tweet, text, type to our friends. Where we are here for each moment, as they come. Where we love with our heart, not like with our thumb. Time to view the world, not pixels on a screen. A day to really live, not just pin our dreams. Time to connect with feelings, large and little. Not the TV, phone and internet signal. A day with no filters, clicks or collages. A day to clear up the present mirages. . ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Selfies,...

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Being Challenged By Life

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 in Self-Help | 0 comments

When the world works you over, when it tosses you around and breaks you down, what do you do? We might choose to be hardened by these experiences. Take them as bricks to build the ego and construct walls that protect us from pain. Keeping out and not letting in. Or, as tiring as it is, if we stay open and raw and present, we can choose to be in acknowledgement of our discomfort and not of it. And we can soften. To be soft is not be weak. To be soft is to be water – flexible, fluid, mysterious, accepting, nourishing, playful, powerful water. To be soft is to be an ocean that wears cliffs down to dust; a river that transforms landscapes; a current that powers engines; a rain that feeds a valley; a sea that supports the earth. To be soft is to be strong. . ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Tightness or Hard...

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Synching Up

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Thoughts | 5 comments

Lost in the wonder of how a spec of sand at sea can unite wanderers in lust. Now with space, a strength to practice trust.         ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Being Apart from a Loved One or Long-Distance...

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Romance

Posted by on Aug 23, 2014 in Thoughts | 2 comments

What is romance? Romance is taking the time, it is not rushing. It is being sensitive and thoughtful. It is acting from the soul, guided by the heart. It is not forced, but inspired. It is being deliberate and organic, at the same time. It is both luxury and necessity, at the same time. The romantic view is one of fresh, naive, childlike wonder, that kindles the awe-someness of each moment. It is seeing grandness in the “small things.” It is appreciation. Be romantic in life, not just in love relationships. Take the romantic approach to the day, the work, the now… Slow down, proceed with purpose, let it flow and be grateful. . ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Living, Being Apart from a Loved One or...

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Long-Distance Relationships

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Thoughts | 1 comment

That night when rainbows were aglow. The stars fell and the colours rose To dance in the light of each other. A river to restrict, contain, limit To create a border between. Or a river to move, flow, carry On a path to the open ocean. It is here not to cleave us apart but together. So we may meet the freedom of the sea. Swim with me.     ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Synching Up or Being Apart from a Loved...

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Sunrises

Posted by on Aug 9, 2014 in Thoughts | 0 comments

Morning light. A reminder of the blessing that is The opportunity to start anew. With each day, With each thought, With each breath, Begin again.         ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Physical Presence, Sunsets or...

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Change

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Thoughts | 0 comments

That same inevitable reality of change that we detest for moving us out of comfortable situations and into uncomfortable ones is the same energy that moves out of unpleasant situations and into desirable ones It will flow it will flow it will flow the meantime becomes the now time the step becomes the platform       ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Trekking or...

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Being Apart from a Loved One

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Thoughts | 1 comment

I cry Before i remember you are the wind And i feel your touch. Before i remember you are the rain and i hear your dance. Before i remember you are the sun and i rest in your warmth, Bathe in your light, Grow in your presence.         ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Romance or Long-Distance...

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Selfies

Posted by on Jun 28, 2014 in Thoughts | 0 comments

My thoughts are in constant flux with regards to the whole internet universe… Yes it makes a world of information more accessible than ever, creates ease in activity and facilitates connection. It can also enable mental and physical indolence and alienation from each other, the earth and ourselves.

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Self-Expression

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Thoughts | 0 comments

I truly believe that everyone is an artist, just with different canvases. What is your art? How do you channel the divine? What inspires passion in the core of your being, gets you out of your head and makes your spirit feel alive? Does your soul take the form of dance, doodling, scrap booking, singing, gardening, jewelry making, carpentry, food preparation, painting, acting, quilting, beat boxing, hair dressing, fashion, poetry, piano, playdough, Youtube, Instagram?… Honour your creative needs as this expression is fundamental to your emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical health. Honour your creative needs cause it just feels...

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Baby Birds

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Thoughts | 0 comments

You don’t know this yet little one, but One day you will fly Now it’s dark, but One day your eyes will open only to be blessed with sights of unimaginable beauty Now it’s cold, but One day your feathers will grow to dress your whole being in warmth Now there is struggle, but One day you will be strong enough to soar beyond One day you will fly For now, rest.   ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Electronics or...

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24th Birthdays

Posted by on May 17, 2014 in Thoughts | 0 comments

l Looking back on this past year in awe. Never have I leaned so hard into laughter and softened so comfortably into tears. never have I been willing to bring as much presence to each moment… Everyday waking at the edge of the unknown and jumping in with two feet. I’m left sharing only gratitude for this colourful life; it’s lessons, it’s adventures and the beautiful way they are woven together. I’m blessed to have connected in the ways I have with so many mates to my soul, to our dear mother earth, and to myself. Thank you thank you thank you. Life if you keep showing up everyday, I will be there to meet you… to travel on this journey, an exploration in unconditional love ♡   ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Trekking or My...

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Pets

Posted by on May 11, 2014 in Thoughts | 0 comments

I cannot even imagine what it must feel like to be a mother! I do know that I am truly blessed to have this little man in my life. My 12 year old puppy, Frankie, with his loving spirit and humble character has brought more joy to my heart and peace to my being than I ever knew possible. Animals can be our friends, our grounding energy and our angels. They can be our best example of how to love unconditionally; be curious and playful; appreciate life’s simplicities; live free from thought; and make soul connections with others. Let’s see their light, love them, not eat...

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