touching the earth: spring revival

whipping wind, conductor and choreographer. snow-bleached leaves lifted from the composting bed into a swirling tornado ballet. brittle and brown — some cracked with lacy veins of decomposition, some waxy-smooth and preserved. all, frenzied and alive. reanimated to dance upon the whistling breeze.

The Girl Who Got Up | TashmicaTorok.com

Originally posted on Tashmica Torok:
Everyone, I’ve been brooding. It has not been pretty. It’s been days of unwashed hair, regular napping and whining about the things I need to do but haven’t actually done when I should really just admit that I have no intention of accomplishing anything more than this run on sentence.…

from cushion to community: spirituality at work

I’m thrilled to be a part of this interfaith conversation at Michigan State University on Tuesday, 24 March 2015. As I reflect on my work experiences — from retail to restaurants, grassroots to corporate offices in New York City and, for the last 9 years, in various wellness and spiritual settings — I am aware…

March Mindfulness 2015

Today I kick off my annual ‪#‎MarchMindfulness‬ campaign to promote the practice of bringing skillful + compassionate awareness to how we engage, are impacted by, and then respond to the world around us. The Satipatthana Sutta (Discourse on The Four Establishments of Mindfulness) is a foundational text and, ultimately, guiding practice in Buddhism. It is…