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Posts Tagged ‘peace’

Food pantry drive

On Thursday evening I was part of a Huddle. I gathered with other women at a coffee shop in Beaverton to define our next steps, and envision how to transform the energy we saw at Women’s Marches into local and national action. Many things and ideas were discussed. It was a really beautiful and empowering experience. […]


Making my voice heard

“We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.” I along, with millions of others, around the globe marched and protested last Saturday, Jan. 21. It felt amazing to be surrounded by love, kindness, mutual respect … to feel welcomed, loved and safe. Marches around the globe were peaceful. […]


Goodbye, 2016 … Hello, 2017

Today is the last day of 2016. I know many are saying good riddance to this year. But really, why? There are some things that happened this year that I am not happy with. But many great things happened this year as well. And we can’t have joy without suffering and we can’t have suffering […]


Reflective/self-care sequence

My theme over the past week was about being reflective and showing self-care. The sequence was more about being in the pose than getting into it. Reminding ourselves of peace, love, compassion, kindness and acceptance for ourselves. I was really excited to teach this and share it. But then Snowpocalypse part deux happened in Portland. […]


Starting the conversation …

I’ve been struggling to get my thoughts together. And make sense of my words. I feel hopeless, sad, angry, my heart hurts … Last week I was in my regular Wednesday morning yoga class where I get to be a student. As class started my teacher mentioned the recent ugly, violent events taking place in our […]