Mindfullness

There is an urgency to every social movement that I have ever been part of: racial justice, men working on misogyny, food justice, organic farming, environmental justice, queer liberation, and healing justice. This urgency drives us to not only change the next moment but also to change this very moment. This is not only unsustainable
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There’s a Rumi poem that begins: “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” I’m pretty sure that, there in that field you will find a yoga festival taking place. Yoga defined the first eight years of my thirties. It took me around the world in search of
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We’ve all heard the amazing benefits of meditation. Sitting with ourself sounds like the easiest thing in the world – and yet for most people it’s the hardest! Even with so many people shouting all the benefits of meditation such as increased awareness, mental clarity, increased presence and capacity to move through life, there’s still
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If you have come for a quick fix, I’m afraid you’ve come to the wrong place. [I can’t] offer some magic pill, life hack, or wellness protocol for living longer or looking younger. Rather this is about the messy and vulnerable work of transformative change. The kind of change that demands the whole truth and
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It’s finally here—the day you get to leave work early and head to the airport for that long-awaited trip to Bali (or if you’re like me, your parents’ house in Virginia). Regardless of the destination, you’ve got your bags packed, ID ready, and some healthy snacks stashed in your tote bag. But let’s not forget
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The Juneteenth National Holiday may be new to the conscious awareness of some people. But for many others, we have been celebrating and commemorating Juneteenth for awhile now. For those unfamiliar, Juneteenth (June 19th, 1865) is the anniversary of the day Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, TX and through General Order #3 informed enslaved African
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The following is an excerpt from Ritual as Remedy:Embodied Practices for Soul Care by Mara Branscombe. Catch Mara in conversation with Tracee Stanley on @wanderlustfest IG LIVE on Wed June 22 at 5p ET | 2p PT. The element of fire lives inside each of us. It keeps us warm, connected, passionate, and reminds us that we too
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Summer Solstice is the precise planetary moment when the earth’s tilt reaches its zenith, bringing us the longest and lightest sun-powered experience of the year.  As the spring seeds have made their way through the belly of mother earth, Solstice ushers in the next cycle of the ecosphere’s journey from darkness to light. The earth’s
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Throughout history, the power of ritual has been integral to both ancient and modern civilizations. From high holidays to vision quests, tea ceremonies, moon gatherings, honoring the wheel of the year, and birth and death rituals—humanity has experienced the deepening of self, community, and spiritual awakening through the power of ritual.  A ritual is anything
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Feel like your mental health is hanging by a thread? Or perhaps you’ve been feeling more like a walking yo-yo… You’re okay. Then, you’re not okay. You’re okay again. Then it’s back to not being okay. And, the cycle continues.  According to the World Health Organization, you’re not alone. Since the pandemic there has been
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