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Whether I’m doing a reading or teaching a class, people often have similar concerns.

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Monday Meditations

On Mondays I like to share some of my favorite meditations. Today, both are heart centered. Enjoy! Present Heart, with Tara Brach, about 14 minutes: https://youtu.be/TRTJ4Ia5KE4   ________________________________________ Breathe Breathe, sense the tightness the heaviness the burden you carry. Breathe, soften your gaze your judgement what you hold in your…

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Ten Things of Thankful

Gratitude brings a shift in consciousness. It can literally change your neural pathways to allow you to feel happiness more easily. I hope that these posts inspire you to think of your own: Ten Things of Thankful! 1. The Sun! I’m a sun person. Not for heat, just for shine.…

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We Are Not Onions – Part 3 of 3

The Onion posts raised some interesting questions. Question: So the reward for dealing with a difficult issue is to have to continue to deal with triggers from my past my whole life. At what point am I able to let go of it? Victoria: Life isn’t about rewards or punishments. The purpose…

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Monday Meditations

On Mondays I like to share some of my favorite meditations. When my mind is racing, jumping from one thought to another or obsessing on things that I can’t control, this is my go-to meditation. About 19 minutes. Enjoy! Thay Phap Luu on Mindfulness of Thinking: Mindfulness of Thinking

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Ten Things of Thankful

Gratitude brings a shift in consciousness. It can literally change your neural pathways to allow you to feel happiness more easily. I hope that these posts inspire you to think of your own: Ten Things of Thankful! A Facebook friend, thank you Shelly Altman,  posted a picture of The Forum…

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We Are Not Onions – Part 2 of 3

The phrase, We are like onions and we’re peeling away the layers has been used so often and for such a long time that it’s accepted as a basic truth. It’s not. Though they have a stem that unites them and holds them together, each layer of an onion is a separate…

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Ten Things of Thankful

Gratitude brings a shift in consciousness. It can literally change your neural pathways to allow you to feel happiness more easily. I hope that these posts inspire you to think of your own: Ten Things of Thankful! 1. Talented and kind medical professionals. 2. The big old tree in our…

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We Are Not Onions Part 1 of 3

Parts 2 and 3 will be posted on the next 2 Wednesdays. Cold winter night, big comfy blanket, a fire blazing in the fireplace and Netflix. May and her husband were completely relaxed and enjoying a light-hearted family movie We Have a Ghost. Then one of the characters began mistreating …

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Tradition and Inclusion

When I started hosting family holidays and celebrations, it was very important to me to have everyone feel included. That meant planning meals for people with celiac, vegetarians, vegans and food allergies. Celiacs were easy. I’m allergic  to gluten so I’ve had a lot of practice baking gluten-free treats. The…

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Sitting With Uncomfortable Emotions

At times fear, anxiety, depression and other unpleasant emotions can feel like a small child demanding our attention. A child will yell, throw a tantrum and keep behaving badly, all in an attempt to get our undivided attention. So will difficult emotions. And as you know, trying to ignore a…

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