The cusp of summer and my obsession with spring…

The cusp of summer and my obsession with spring…

The cusp of summer and my obsession with spring… Have I told you I am obsessed with spring? Here in Northern California, we are at the tail end of the incredible phase of everything-bursting-raucously-into-blossom. As summer draws nearer and the verdant green...
The One Gift that Keeps on Giving

The One Gift that Keeps on Giving

The One Gift that Keeps on Giving It’s Mother’s Day and here’s the only flower you need. This symbol is the gift that keeps on giving — read on to see why! I am well aware that while Mother’s Day is a cause for great celebration for some, it brings up some very sticky...
A non-dual approach to the concept of authenticity

A non-dual approach to the concept of authenticity

A non-dual approach to the concept of authenticity I announced the upcoming Spring Clearing, and our discussion circled around the concept of “becoming more of ourselves” as central to liberation. This discussion hinged on the following quote from Gabor Maté: “When...
How to remember to reach for support

How to remember to reach for support

How to remember to reach for support I’ve been deep in the contemplation of the Buddha’s awakening recently. This means I’ve been diving into not only the teachings, but what came before the teachings. Who was this being they call the Blessed One, before he wandered...
The Haunted Forest of the Mind

The Haunted Forest of the Mind

The Haunted Forest of the Mind Lately, I’ve been contemplating the paradox of metta. Many of you are familiar with metta practice, which developed in early Buddhism as an approach to working with threatening energies and the fears that can arise when facing the...