Triskele

“Maybe it is time for you to walk into your fears.”  Where do I begin?  Dr. Lindley explained that people oftentimes seek out their fears in order to build courage. Some opt to walk on fire, others swim with sharks. I decided to start with the most accessible route: my fear Read more…

Sandy Wilder Enneagram

Meditations: Enneagram Holy Ideas with SandyWilder

These guided meditations on the Holy Ideas are offered by Sanford C. Wilder. Sandy is a spiritual life coach, trainer, and Chief Listening Officer at the Educare Unlearning Institute: www.EducareUnlearning.com. Educare offers programs, retreats, vision quests, virtual workshops, individual enneagram-based coaching, daily unlearning insights and a dynamic supportive community to support Read more…

Mind like a River

Mind like a River

Join Jen as she discusses how the mind is like a river. On the surface of the river we notice the activity of our thoughts like boats floating up and down the river. Below the surface of the river, we can experience new possibilities and stillness. Without present moment awareness, Read more…

Window of Tolerance

Window of Tolerance

Join Jen as she discusses Daniel Siegel’s “Window of Tolerance” and how this model guides us in Emotional Regulation. What happens when we are present, okay enough to be here? What happens when our threat system goes into high alert (fight and flight and collapse)? How can we know if Read more…

Lightstream

Lightstream Meditation

The light stream is a relaxation meditation used to calm distressing sensations in the body. It is also a body scan that allows you to be compassionate and mindful of what you are experiencing and feeling in this present moment. This is an adaptation of Francine Shapiro’s original Light Stream.

Loving Kindness Centering Prayer

Advent Inspired Loving Kindness Centering Prayer

A loving kindness prayer uses words and images to evoke feelings of loving kindness toward oneself and others. According to the article, “18 Science-Based Reasons to Try Loving Kindness Meditation Today,” a consistent practice of a Loving Kindness meditation can decrease symptoms of PTSD, improve wellbeing, and bolster the immune system. The Read more…

Be Thankful

Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don’t know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn. Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow. Be thankful for Read more…

Zindel Segal Depression

Mindfulness and Depression

Zindel Segal’s TED talk is an excellent resource for understanding depression and the beneficial impact of a mindfulness practice. The following is an excerpt of Segal’s talk: “When people are depressed and they are feeling sad. This is a symptom. But, when they are no longer feeling depressed, sadness can function Read more…