Heart-minded

Our heart is at the center of our function in more ways than one. According to the great wisdom traditions of the West, the heart is most importantly an organ of spiritual perception whose function is to look beyond appearances to a deeper reality of meaning, insight, and clarity, and be our interface of intelligence …

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Alchemy

Alchemy refers to a process of transformation – taking the ordinary substance of everyday life and turning it into the ‘gold’ of truth, beauty, and wholeness. This word wonderfully describes what the process of personal growth can be – the weaving and refining of all our experience into wisdom and understanding. Alchemy is using the …

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Our Beloved Nervous System

Our nervous system function happens automatically, going back and forth between the two poles of sympathetic activation and parasympathetic relaxation. In a healthy and resilient nervous system, we go between the two as needed, defaulting to the relax and heal parasympathetic system most of the time. That balance can be disturbed when we have experienced …

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