Category Archives: Death and Dying

Passover 2017

Just coming off a whirlwind weekend visiting a college with my oldest, soon to be 18, my daughter. We landed in Denver and I stopped to fill my water bottle at Root Down, my favorite stop at DIA.  After filling … Continue reading

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Bearing the Beams of Love

 I work with people with broken hearts.  I am deeply touched by their stories, their tears, their longing.  I am also touched by their resiliency and bravery; to seek support and be willing to share with strangers.  I am heartened … Continue reading

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Meditation for Trauma – Love for Orlando

A friend of mine has traveled to Orlando to offer free therapy to those affected by the recent tragic event that took place at Pulse.  He asked me if I would make a meditation available for people struggling with their emotions … Continue reading

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Ode to a Dog

Ohhh this one hurts. Meditation dog.  Never sat down to meditate without my sidekick showing up.  Had her own sheepskin but she would usually crawl in to my lap midway through the set. A little too full-figured for a lap … Continue reading

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12 Do’s (and Don’ts!) Supporting a Friend Through Surgery

or… What I Learned Last Week Through Trial and Error I spent a chunk of last week caring for my dear friend Barbara after she had surgery.  I have never had surgery and really had no idea what to expect.  … Continue reading

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Endings/Beginnings

Harbin Hot Springs.  My soul-home.  My screen saver.  My compass.  My place of healing and refuge.  My recurring dream.  My holy land.  When I arrive, the first thing I do is go to the water spout at the cold plunge … Continue reading

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Hawk Medicine

“When we are heavy with the world’s sadness, call to us through Hawk’s cry, reminding us to look up and beyond, trusting in Spirit’s great design.”  Tiphaine Bonetti For years I have related to the hawk and have felt that … Continue reading

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Find Me in India

If I should die soon Tell my children to look for me in India. In the prayer bells Ringing out over the Ganges, In the tablas beating their rhythm over the loud speakers, As the red sun melts into purple … Continue reading

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One Day in Varanasi

My morning started at 5. I awoke early to partake in a tourist ritual of a sunrise boat ride on the Ganges. As I lay in my bed, part of me wondered why I had wanted so badly to come … Continue reading

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Kindness Matters

On Sunday, as I was going through security at DIA,  I saw a TSA agent help an elderly man who was struggling with his backpack.  It was a busy morning and people were rushing to empty their bins and put their shoes … Continue reading

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