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Nourish Yourself By Honoring What’s Present For You Now

This post was originally published on this siteI love to cook. The kitchen was where, as a child, I first discovered that I could be a creator. As I explored and experimented with all kinds of dishes, I came to… Continue Reading →

Why Happiness Isn’t Always Comfortable

This post was originally published on this siteThuddd. That was the sound my body made when it slammed against the mat. Along with being a mindfulness teacher and psychotherapist, I am also an actor. Once upon a time, much to… Continue Reading →

Deepen Your Connections and Sense of Belonging

This post was originally published on this siteI didn’t fit in at my high school. I yearned for the admiration and embrace of my classmates, but always felt different and distant from them. Among my desperate attempts to fit in… Continue Reading →

A Mindful Pity Party: Meditating While Sick

This post was originally published on this siteIt’s a beautiful weekend. Probably the first beautiful weekend we’ve had in a while and…I’m sick! A kindly friend gently reminds me it’s only a throat virus, and I internally combust: NO, it’s… Continue Reading →

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