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inspirations

Creating peace goes beyond study—it’s how we choose to be and act in the world. So let’s feel empowered by our ability to make change, however big or small our contributions might be. Here's a few thoughts to keep you going.

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Meditating in the time of coronavirus

When the global pandemic struck, like many people I felt overwhelmed, and felt very grateful to my mindfulness practice for giving me some tools to deal with the challenges of these times. I took what I was feeling and wrote a little guided meditation, which...

Beginnings

New Decade, New Year, New Chapter “The journey begins hereWith whatever is capturing your attention…Whatever your focus, Give your whole being.”-Radiance Sutras, Yukti Verses (10) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10157607519735856&set=a.10150627044620856&type=3&theater I write as we begin a new year, new decade, and I begin, quite literally, a new chapter. On Monday, January 13th, 2020,...

Breaking (a meditation on motherhood)

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bvh60euHbwfqrYQvOz5bK-hv9Jt9kSMimVrS080/ Motherhood is a constant extending of the boundaries of the self, a constant process of becoming someone else. To paraphrase the poet Andrea Gibson (who was talking about their dog, Squash), it’s having your heart walk around outside your body. It’s a constant breaking down....

On “Work” and Motherhood

The following post/rant feels incomplete, but I am posting it in its incompleteness and imperfections as something I need to get off my chest and something I need to say. Right now I am a full-time mom and full-time doctoral student, doing consulting and online teaching...