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Instant Gratification

“Not every one of our desires can be immediately gratified. We’ve got to learn to wait patiently for our dreams to come true, especially on the path we’ve chosen.” ― Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy. Ban Breathnach is easily one of my [...]

2018-09-19T13:45:30-05:00September 8th, 2018|Beyond The Book|

Non-Duality

In yoga, there is a philosophy of "non-duality". In its essence, it means that there is no such thing as separateness. While we physically appear to be divided from one another, we are a collective expression of life and consciousness. Duality, by contrast, is often human nature. This [...]

2018-09-10T21:31:01-05:00August 29th, 2018|Beyond The Book|

Storytelling Via Letters

Last week I met with a dear friend, Jenny, to sift through her personal and familial letters. The practice of letter writing is a huge part of who she is-- a tradition in fact. It was such a treat to see these letters sprawled over her [...]

2018-09-19T13:46:05-05:00August 23rd, 2018|Beyond The Book|

Spinning Straw Into Gold

As a child you likely heard the story of Rumpelstiltskin. As the story is told, a poor father, eager to acquire wealth and riches, promises the king that his daughter can spin straw into gold with hopes that the king will marry the daughter and [...]

2018-09-19T13:46:24-05:00August 23rd, 2018|Beyond The Book|

Feeling Phony

​I wonder why we are all so quick to doubt ourselves? The negative self talk becomes a default. I've been thinking over this theme throughout the week. Oftentimes the creativity flows freely if we can just get out of our own way! Despite KNOWING this [...]

2018-09-19T13:46:44-05:00August 18th, 2018|Beyond The Book|