Five Simple Ways To Find Peace When You Feel Triggered

  What do you do when someone triggers you? When you have conflict with someone you care about?  I crave peace and harmony in my relationships, yet lately I find myself sometimes carried into disagreements with strong emotion. I see other friends and family members going through similar situations. Heated political discussions, discordant viewpoints and highly stressful times may be…

When Life Brings You to Your Knees

We all have those moments when life brings us to our knees. It recently happened for me  and it was the truest test of my dedication to my practice so far. When things are going smoothly it is easy to believe the teachings, to have faith and certainty that everything happens for a reason. That…

Indian summer and giving of thanks

Indian summer brings laughter on its warm and gentle breezes. the air, scented and beckoning come play with me…butterflies and magic…children,  laughter, cuddling. Beyond Gratitude   Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn…