LAST CHANCE: It’s not too late to register for the Annual Spring Retreat!
Join me for Braving Your Way through Life’s Daily Challenges, an annual retreat of the Opening Heart Mindfulness Community on April 1st @ 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Eastern Time. Being brave is not the same as being perfect. We build a better world not through striving for perfection but through cultivating understanding, compassion, and peace in action. Join me for a heart-opening, courage -building day of mindfulness. Register for the Retreat Here More About the Opening Heart Mindfulness Community Annual Online Spring Retreat: https://youtu.be/lV33SHDrkLQ Podcast Interview with Northern Spirit Radio NSR promotes world healing by broadcasting inspirational and educational voices of peace and social justice using the language of personal…
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Grow Love for Yourself and Others
Photo Credit: Marionel Luciano How do you grow an open heart especially when you’re not feeling open? Enlarging the heart with greater kindness, love, and compassion is a practice. During this year’s Opening Heart Mindfulness Community Annual Spring Retreat on April 1st from 9:00 to 4:30 pm Eastern Time you’ll learn practices to move through life with greater kindness for yourself, forming the foundation for loving, caring, and understanding others. You’ll explore how to speak kindly to yourself, to hold yourself with care and love not necessarily because you feel kind but because you deserve your own kindness and affection. The retreat seeks a balance of attendees that includes…
Untangling the Tangle
I’ve just returned from a six-week, mostly silent wintery and snowy meditation retreat in the mountains of New Mexico, walking in nature and being with a supportive and generous Zen community. This time away from my devices, from the tangle of work demands is one of the hardest and easiest choices I make all year and has long-lasting benefits. Studies on work productivity show that the more productive you are, the harder you work, the more important it is to intentionally plan periods of rest, recovery, and renewal. Tony Schwartz of The Energy Project says it’s important to alternate between…
Finding Love on El Camino
Love transforms our lives. It can come in many packages, many shapes and sizes and often in unexpected moments and places. El Camino has brought people together in surprising ways, and I’ve witnessed people meet, fall in love, radically change their lives, shift their way of being and thinking, move from one part of the United States to another. El Camino isn’t just about the experience of a stunningly beautiful trail, it’s an inward journey of the heart, a journey not of miles but of meaning. El Camino Transformed Jennifer’s Love and Life…. “Walk in Beauty was transformative for me…
The Camino is Ready for You!
Experiencing El Camino is a dream of a lifetime but can often feel daunting and inaccessible to many. At more than 1200 years old, El Camino or The Way of Saint James is one of the most ancient pilgrimages in the world. A little known fact is that the Camino is not one route across Spain but rather more than 39 routes across the Iberian pensuila, crisscrossing Spain in many directions. Walk in Beauty Pilgrimages offer a uniquely nourishing experience with a focus on natural beauty, building a supportive community that surrounds you, developing a sense of accomplishment whatever your…
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