Weeding out Stress

As I write this I’m looking out into my yard and seeing a lot of weeds. Considering what to do about this I’m reminded, weeds are a lot like stress – they’re most effectively managed through regular tending. Tending that may or may not spark dramatic results in the moment, but over time does foster […]

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Calling in Supportive Presence

Despite what many headlines imply, mindfulness doesn’t fix us. Mindfulness is a translation of the Pali term sati, to remember. It relates to a particular type of remembering, one that is compassionate, contactful and clear seeing. It calls us to drop beneath the stories we tell and look beyond conditioning that may have kept us […]

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To Give and Receive Presence

“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” – Simone Weil I read an article this week highlighting four questions poet and activist Maya Angelou believed we all ask, whether consciously or not. The first two really caught my attention, giving me great pause. Do you see me? Do you care that I’m here? I […]

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Eight Books for a Kinder Year

A number of years ago I discovered that not only was I not good at being kind to myself, I was acutely afraid to be nice to myself. Somewhere along the way I had gotten it in my head that being extra tough on myself was the way to ensure I’d be an accountable, productive […]

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Time to Be a Student

In the last week I was able to attend four yoga classes at 8 Limbs. That’s kind of a record number for me in this phase of my life––my yoga practice usually happens in the wee hours of the morning on the second floor of my home. But I had a distinct feeling heading into […]

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Thanksgiving Day Benefit Classes 2014

Join your 8 Limbs community at all four 8 Limbs for our annual Thanksgiving Benefit Classes on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 27. All are 9:30-11am, suggestion donation of $20 cash or check directly to the non-profit each studio and teacher chose: Capitol Hill with Douglas to benefit Path with Arts Phinney Ridge with Melissa Lundsgaard to […]

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