Compassion

A Blessing for the New Year

A note from Erin: Let’s start right off with a gorgeous poem for the new year, shall we? It’s from a beautiful poetry book by Mark Nepo,  The Way Under the Way. Be A Circle I wish you the ability to breathe after pain, to begin again, though nothing else seems possible. I wish you resilience: to…

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Good Questions & Widening Circles

Please bear with my stream of consciousness post: This week, Carl gifted me a birthday treatment at a local spa, a place which, of course, is mainly available for people of privilege. The treatment that was booked for me was unavailable due to maintenance issues and I was kindly offered a free alternative treatment –…

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A Birthday, What’s Not Wrong, & Looking Into Each Other’s Eyes

 A note from Erin: Before I dive into today’s writing, here’s a reminder of a few upcoming events: Join us for an afternoon Feldenkrais Workshop on Dynamic Transitions October 28th. Details and sign-up link below. Women Embodied: Live and Online – registration will be opening soon. Women Embodied- the online version (which will include weekly live video meetings via…

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The Begging Bowl, The Key, and Some Guiding Questions

A note from Erin:   Twice this year, I’ve had the privilege of being on retreat with wise elder, Deena Metzger. Many people recognize her from this iconic photo from years ago. She’s a tiny and mighty woman with long white hair and a powerful presence. I love her and am so grateful to have her as one…

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Community, Widening Circles & The Three Jewels

the spectacular wildflowers at Albion Basin, Alta, Utah A note from Erin: In the Buddhist tradition, there’s an understanding of where we can turn for reliable support. They are called the 3 jewels, and are understood as a source of refuge from the craziness and suffering of life.  You don’t have to be Buddhist to benefit…

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