Budai Laughing Buddha Fat Buddha

I Choose To Be The Fat One

It makes no difference to me that he’s not actually Buddha. I like him just the same. I like that he carried all his possessions in a cloth sack, r...

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Living, Differently

Living, Differently

“When we are able to cultivate a space of beauty and nurturing in the sanctuary of our own home, it allows that inner space to flourish as well,” S...

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Create Your Sanctuary

Create Your Sanctuary

Now more than ever, we need our homes to be our sanctuaries. Just a small corner of a room can be the perfect space for wellness and quiet in a wor...

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Mindfulness & Rituals

Mindfulness & Rituals

I’ve wondered lately if the purpose of rituals isn’t to allow our brains to take a rest and simply be in that moment. In other words: Don’t think....

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Stop and Slow, Then Go

Stop and Slow, Then Go

The days I am disciplined enough to start my day this way – to sit and get quiet – are the days I find clarity, patience, joy, visions of my future...

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Making Space at Home

Making Space at Home

Making space in your home and in your mind for a daily dedication to yourself…whether it be 5 minutes or 75 minutes … is an important part of a min...

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This Is It

This Is It

I ended my Twelve Days of Amy by spending my birthday at Blue Cliff Monastery in the Hudson Valley.  Founded by the Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich ...

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Twelve Days of Amy

Twelve Days of Amy

This year though I intend to observe my “Twelve Days of Amy” a little differently than in years past. I’ll still do the reflecting and the goal se...

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A Teacher's Gift

A Teacher's Gift

Just as flight attendants on a plane remind you in an emergency to first put on your own oxygen mask before helping others, this lovely Teacher / M...

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Life, Curated.

Life, Curated.

Accumulating things seems to be effortless … while editing that accumulation is gut wrenching.

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Alone, Yet Thankful

Alone, Yet Thankful

For the first time in my entire life, I was solo for a major holiday.  And much to my own surprise (gasp!), I didn’t wither away. I

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