A beginners mind – using the breath as a Meditation tool

Looking out the window of the train as I slowly make my way back home from a 21 day silent meditation retreat, I notice that the landscape seems different this time. The stillness I cultivated is lost to the rapidly passing trees and houses and I feel a little overwhelmed, unsure if I can maintain 

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Gifts from my Parents: Applying lessons into life

I never fully appreciated some of things my parents taught or role-modeled to me, until many years later. At the time it seemed unnecessary or too detailed, but now these qualities and characteristics have enabled me to transition easily into many different cultures and countries. My mother’s dress making ability that she took into her 

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