I’d Rather Be At Peace Than Be Right

by Jeni Juarez

Let’s face it: Who’s NOT talking about COVID-19 these days? Everywhere I turn, that’s the topic du jour. With all the division, I can’t help but feel like I’m supposed to “pick a side” among the many conflicting viewpoints, but it’s getting increasingly difficult to know what to believe. It doesn’t take much self-reflection to acknowledge that we ...

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Learning to Listen to the Body

by Ashley Bovin

Today, I decided I needed to do some yoga or meditation before getting started with work—especially because I neglected to do my usual meditation immediately after waking up this morning. I’ve let that slide more than I care to admit in the last couple months.

I use the word “yoga” loosely in referring to my practice because I feel ...

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You’re Stronger Than You Think

by Carol Hendershot

I’ve been contemplating resilience in adversity a lot lately. We’ve been forced into a position where we can either fold to the insurmountable obstacles in our path or reach deep down inside and find the reserves to climb out of the hole. This pandemic has pushed us all into a place of discomfort and uncertainty, and ...

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The Wisdom of a Broken Heart

a poem by Jeni Juarez


What saddens me the most about the current state of the world is how people everywhere are becoming so paralyzed by fear; that they are struggling so much to access their emotional resilience—their unarmed heart.

It is this turning away from—this armored heart—that keeps us separated, alienated from one another; unable to feel the warmth, the ...

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Spiritual Bypassing in the Time of COVID-19

by Susan Duesbery, as originally posted in Elephant Journal

The other day I was speaking with a woman who told me that she was “excited” about the positive changes the coronavirus was already ushering in.

She went on to express the hope that a new world order based on love would replace current systems based on corruption and greed.

After she spoke ...

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The Practices That Sustain Us

 

As a Center focused on teaching mindfulness, resilience, and self-compassion, we are in the business of supporting our community during the challenging times of life. Each of us has had a personal experience of the transformative power of mindfulness practice, and so we offer it outwardly as a gift with reverence and longing to help. Just like all human beings, we experience ...

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Resilience in the Face of COVID-19

by Carol Hendershot

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.” M. Scott Peck

The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered schools, closed restaurants, canceled events, disrupted travel, and changed our lives in both small and dramatic ...

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A Roadmap to Resilience

by Carol Hendershot

What is Resilience?

Resilience in nature is often defined as the ability to bend without breaking, or to return to an original condition. Resilience in human beings is the capacity to weather adversity, to encounter difficulty and to bounce back, and to even grow from our struggles. 

Resilience is important because no matter what we would ...

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