In Memory of Her

“Where is it, this present? It has melted in our grasp, fled where we could touch it, gone in the instant of becoming.” William James “I don’t know exactly what a prayer is. I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass, how…

A Yoga Practice for Grief

So, have you ever felt your heart break? Just right open? You know that sensation you feel. Physically. Is it sharp or dull? Does it run deep towards the pit of your stomach or high up in your throat making it so that you can’t breathe? I’ve felt it before. I’ve seen people suffer physical…

Cultivating Compassion in Long Term Care

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama I came across the following article the other day and it really resonated with my experiences working in long term care. “What kind of person ignores the suffering of another?  What causes one witness to a tragedy…

A Tale of Love and Loss

You would know the secret of death. But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life? The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light. If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of…