Living from the Heart, Mindfulness, Poetry, wisdom quotes

Our Lives are Better for Having Known Her.

"Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well." ~ Gautama Buddha A beloved sister, mother, healer and friend has died. She could be free now from the cycles of birth and death and rebirth. Yet all who knew her know she will be back. She… Continue reading Our Lives are Better for Having Known Her.

Living from the Heart, Mindfulness, The New Story

Gratitude for All Seasons

Gratitude is the fusion of happiness and awe. By cultivating authentic gratitude, we wake up to the beauty of each moment—whatever it contains. All experiences and emotions are greeted with an open heart and we become indestructible warriors of love. I was just in the United States, visiting home for Thanksgiving—celebrating that holiday in the US the first time in… Continue reading Gratitude for All Seasons

Interbeing, Living from the Heart, Poetry

Boundless Gratitude

Thank you for this sage. Thank you for this moment. Thank you for this life. Thank you for the birdsong. Thank you for the lake. Thank you for this breath. Thank you for the sky. Thank you for the volcanoes. Thank you for the flowers, fruits and food. Thank you for love, and the moon.… Continue reading Boundless Gratitude

Interbeing, New Paradigm in Practice, Relating, The New Story

A New Story of Thanksgiving

Once upon a time, last week, the people of a great and vast nation elected a morally bankrupt billionaire TV star as their government leader. Nothing has changed, yet everything has. Is it worse than we think, or should we give the guy a chance? Reactions are as unique and diverse as our personalities, and… Continue reading A New Story of Thanksgiving

Living from the Heart, New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story

5 Simple Ways to Infuse Our Daily Lives with Love

Wake Up with Love It's a new day. It's a blessing to be alive. Listen to the sounds. Listen to your breath. Do a  bit of stretching and moving. Mindfully brush your teeth (and/or swish coconut oil), brew a cup of tea, enjoy some fresh fruit. Sit quietly with gratitude for a moment before diving… Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Infuse Our Daily Lives with Love

Guatemala, Michelle's Memoir, Writings

Thankful for Spiders

“We are living in an extraordinary moment. It’s extraordinarily extreme. It’s extraordinarily painful. It’s extraordinarily complex. It’s extraordinarily nuanced. It’s extraordinarily full of potential.” ~ Chani Nicholas I got bitten by a spider (we think) about a month ago. I didn’t see it or feel the bite at the moment, but the next day my… Continue reading Thankful for Spiders