The Dance of Nothing

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In week two of my e-retreat we discussed discovering our Divinity and practicing presence. I mostly focused on stillness meditation via the breath, but also another practice which has been instrumental in connecting my mind to my body to my soul: dance. I call it a Divine Dance Party For One and I have been practicing it for a while. It’s dancing like no-one is watching (because they’re not) to your favorite, most uplifting music and letting it all go. … Keep reading…

Burn it Down to Light it Up: A Ritual of Rebirth

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Ever want to tear down something you created and start something entirely new? A blog you wrote, a house you built, a painting you did, a photo you took, a child you birthed… kidding. My creative fire is burning, burning, but I feel stuck. I feel trapped in my own creation, cornered by judgement and expectation (of my own making). I’ve thought about starting another blog. But why would I need to do that? I already have one. When I … Keep reading…

2015: The Year of Expansion

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My friend Laurie just published a beautiful post in which she named her word for the year. Rather than make a resolution or several, she selects a word to set the tone for the year. Hers for 2015 is ‘savor’. I think that is a wonderful word. It got me thinking about what mine is and I have decided that 2015 will be the year of ‘expansion.’ I feel the energy of that word coursing through me right now as … Keep reading…

The Power of No

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This will be title of my second book, if I ever finish the first one. I’ll get to cash in on Eckhart Tolle’s Amazon searches and make a mint! But seriously, with ‘the silly season’ upon us I have been thinking a lot about the power of that little word, ‘no’. Anyone else have trouble with this word? I sure have. It has plagued me with its miniscule elusiveness and my inability to utter it when I want to. No. … Keep reading…

Merry Christmas! Here’s a gift!

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Wishing you all a very merry Christmas from Vancouver, Washington (just outside Portland, Oregon) where we are house sitting for the holidays! We arrived to a beautifully decorated home, complete with a real Christmas tree (I know this is common in the US, but less so in Australia). It is decorated beautifully with twinkling lights which is such a treat for two minimalist vagabonds like us! The owners of the home were so friendly and welcoming to us and even … Keep reading…

Announcing My Online E-retreat in January!

Journey to Shine E-Retreat

Hello friends, family, subscribers and random Google searchers. I am grateful you are ALL here. When we started this journey almost three years ago, I didn’t really know what it was I was looking for in my life, I just knew it was something very different to what I’d been doing. A year previously, I’d sat in a wooden boat on the Ganges River in Varanasi to celebrate my 30th birthday and when I was encouraged to ask the ‘Mother … Keep reading…

Allowing Abundance

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I’ve been thinking about abundance lately; about what it actually means, what my relationship is to it and how I can align myself with an attitude of it. A-bun-dance (noun) a very large quantity of something. When I reflect on my own journey with abundance, I can see the shifts I’ve made in my attitude to money and possessions and in my relationship with myself. For most of my life I have operated out of the idea of lack. Growing … Keep reading…

You’ve already made it. Here’s Why!

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About a month ago I was struggling with feelings of ‘not enoughness,’ and I emphasize the word ‘struggle’ because what is so uncomfortable about negative emotion is that it is simply not natural for us to feel that way. This is a new revelation for me. It’s amazing the difference a month makes (or a day, or a moment), because I came out of that struggle by embracing what is true: that we have all made it by very virtue … Keep reading…

‘Tis the Season to Breathe Deeply

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We have less than a week left in Whitefish, Montana and are so glad we made it up here to this beautiful place. The town is now covered in a blanket of snow which makes it look even sweeter. It has great restaurants, coffee shops, a second hand bookstore and a crystal store called ‘The Rock Shop.’ Last week I added this baby (a Montana Amethyst) to my small crystal family and I gotta say, I am quite enamored with … Keep reading…

The Beatles’ Meditation (Let It Be)

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I made another video last night in which I shared about a practice which helps to cultivate self acceptance and peace. I call it ‘The Beatles’ Meditation’ because of the mantra I use throughout it: ‘Let It Be.’ Thank you for watching! I forgot to mention that it may be beneficial to close your eyes for this practice. I also wanted to get this up today because there is a full moon tonight. It is a good time to perform … Keep reading…