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Gratitude

My younger selves would be proud of me for who I am and what my life looks like today. This thought has been hanging around my awareness like a gorgeous Yachats fog cloud for the last 48 hours. On Monday I had lunch with my friend Stephan, whom I first met at a personal development workshop back in 2009 and hadn’t seen in 12 years. (Wonderful meal at Top Burmese!) The potential for self...

Jamie Varon’s Live with Intention course

These days I hesitate to recommend particular books or resources. But I have to share how Jamie Varon‘s Live with Intention course has made a life-changing impact for me the last several months—and share personal parts of my story that I haven’t written about publicly. My life has been packed full of changes these past 2-3 years. There aren’t many areas of my life that look the...

The end of the world

Good morning from the end of the world. Yachats exists in a place in between an end and a beginning. Its magnetic pull beckons. It calls us to be bigger than we’ve been. To find that place within each of us where we know we belong. We are loved. We are ourselves. I’ve heard many people call Yachats a vortex. I don’t know. We all have our own language for the divine. Our journeys...

Acceptance

Maybe real acceptance and self-love is about acknowledging that we have distinct parts of ourselves that want different, sometimes conflicting things, and each of those parts is worthy of being held with love. And perhaps it’s the parts of us that we judge for wanting what we view as shameful or self-destructive that are most in need of being held, for those are the parts of us that are...

Simple truths

We talk about how the ups and downs of life are ephemeral. This honesty offers comfort as our legs tire doing the daily dance between gratitude and grief. Less acknowledged — less fun to acknowledge — is that breakthroughs aren’t everlasting either. Intoxicating thoughts run through our head, like: “I’ve solved that problem in my life for good.” “Oh, I’ve...

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