Interbeing, Living from the Heart, Michelle's Memoir, The New Story

Summer Moon, Stars & Sun

Nineteen years ago, I was 2O. And depressed about it. The simple fact of my birthday launched me into my first bout of "clinical" [i.e. serious, prolonged and intense] depression. It was not to be the last. Stuck in the gray quicksand of despondency, shell shocked after so many years of being sheltered, shepherded and… Continue reading Summer Moon, Stars & Sun

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.

Education, Hatha Yoga Practice, Interbeing, Living from the Heart, Mindfulness, New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story

3 Super Powerful Ways to Heal in our Toxic World

Throughout most of my 20s, I was plagued with chronic depression and anxiety. I’m delighted to say that I’ve been free from those shackles for the past decade, other than the rare, mild bouts that come with the inevitable ups and downs of life. This is largely due to the fact that for the past… Continue reading 3 Super Powerful Ways to Heal in our Toxic World

chakras, Connecting, Desire, Hatha Yoga Practice, New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story, wisdom quotes

How to get your groove back

Healing the 2nd Chakra Swadhisthana chakra is the Sanskrit name for our second energy center and translates to “sweetness” or “sacred home of the self.” Imagine your mind as still as water in a vast lake. Breathe in a long, deep breath of inspiration, then let the exhalation go naturally, easily. Repeat this technique for… Continue reading How to get your groove back

Communicating, Interbeing, mayan calendar, New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story

The Trecena of K’at: 13 Days of Fertility & Freedom.

“The telling and hearing of stories is a bonding ritual that breaks through illusions of separateness and activates a deep sense of our collective interdependence.” ~ Annette Simmons We are living in the space between stories. The old story of separation no longer holds water. Many have woken up to the fact that The System… Continue reading The Trecena of K’at: 13 Days of Fertility & Freedom.

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

The Trecena of Tijax: 13 Days of Truth & Healing

"Truth makes all things beautiful." ~ Edward Counsel I live in the heart of the Mayan highlands in Guatemala. The more I study the Mayan Calendar, the more astonished I am by the power and precision this ancient system of incredible intricacy that offers everyday wisdom even in our ultra-modern time. The Maya view time as… Continue reading The Trecena of Tijax: 13 Days of Truth & Healing