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An Open Heart

At times, comfort is about bringing an open heart to a situation. Acceptance of others is rooted in accepting yourself. If you are tired today, emotionally vulnerable, or angry and frustrated, make room for it. Learn to gently say, I accept all of myself. I hold my feelings with tenderness, love, and comfort. With this acceptance, I […]

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Do you need to practice self compassion?

The last 48-hours took me by surprise. I found myself caught up in some ingrained patterns and habits of response. As I was making holiday plans with my family, I fell into trying to please some people, and accommodate others. I lost balance, and before I knew it I wasn’t seeing clearly what was really right […]

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Living in Wonder & Mystery

Wednesday Wisdom: Living in Wonder & Mystery. The Christmas season is a time of wonder and mystery. It reminds us that love and compassion are being birthed in our lives and in the world around us, even in the midst of sorrow. This mystery naturally brings us to silence. What if we allow ourselves to […]

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Treating Yourself as Precious

Treating Yourself as Precious. Over the weekend, I helped out at a retreat given by James Finely, at Mercy Center, Burlingame on the theme of the Deathless Nature of Love.  During the retreat, Finley, who is both a spiritual director and a psychotherapist, talked about ways that we open ourselves to the Infinite Love of […]

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How to Live a Life of Hospitality

I have been reflecting upon the idea of a rhythm of life, since first being introduced to it through the Living School, which I am currently attending. The rhythm of life is a framework for one’s spiritual life and daily commitments. In it are four components: 1. Contemplative Prayer and Meditation—a commitment to a daily […]

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