Seeker on the spiritual path. Student of living well.

Finding balance in how we care for ourselves

Coffee mugs appear as yin and yang.
Photo by Alex on Unsplash

Most of us who have at-minimum dabbled in the world of Eastern philosophy have heard of the Chinese concept of Yin and Yang. In fact, the presence of these terms has become fairly commonplace in the world of modern Western yoga spaces that I inhabit (think Yin Yoga). …

Lessons for life we can all learn… without crossing three oceans

The Taj Majal is visible through a doorway.
Photo by me from my trip to the Taj Mahal, January 2019

In early adulthood, my hopes for the future revolved around one thing: traveling the world.

I put this above most all else: career, financial security, romantic love, etc. Sure, I obligingly finished my college degree and even worked a nine-to-five for a year. …

A few simple rituals to cultivate a loving presence today, especially if it feels difficult

Outdoor planter on sidewalk says “love self.”
Photo by Edgar Chaparro on Unsplash

It’s that special day, again — Valentine’s Day. While many of us are welcoming the day with warmth and joy as we take the opportunity to honor the loving relationships in our lives, others may struggle today. Many of us have lost love, others have yet to find it. …

Grace Herbener

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