The Meditating Dog

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The Space Between: A Meditation

Recently, I’ve been talking with a friend about the uncertain, in-between place that she’s been in. She’s living with a good deal of ambiguity and unknowingness. It’s a place that we all find ourselves in from time to time. read more


The Earth

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close up of footprints in the sand on the beach at sunset

Footprints in the Sand

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Light a Candle

Lighting candles has long been a sacred ritual in all traditions, creating precious moments in our own and other people's lives. read more

Self-Compassion Break

The self-compassion break involves using a set of memorized phrases that are repeated silently whenever you want to give yourself compassion. They are most useful in the heat of the moment, whenever strong feelings of distress arise. read more


The Jesus Prayer

Let’s look closely at the familiar Eastern Orthodox prayer, Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, the sinner. These words hold rich meaning. Let’s look at the words. read more


The Meaning to Pause Bracelet

This is a device designed to interrupt our day. It is a bracelet that vibrates at set intervals (every sixty or ninety minutes) reminding us to Pause. read more


Lectio Divina instructions

Lectio Divina is Latin for spiritual reading or holy reading. It is the ancient prayer practice that allows us to encounter the Living God through His written Word. read more

Daily Examen

Sit comfortably in your chair or you may move to the floor. Close your eyes. Notice your feet. Plant them firmly on the floor. Relax them. Uncurl your toes. read more