By: Valerie Brown, JD, MA, PCC This winter, after an extended period of personal and profound loss and grief, I decided to do something I had never done before: I bought a one-way ticket to the southwest for a three-month silent retreat in a Zen monastery. That was one of the hardest things I’ve ever […]
The good news of a river’s comeback amidst a global pandemic.
The alarming spread of COVID-19 in the world and in local communities has up-ended daily routines, with mind-racing fear and anxiety. Social distancing, while a critical response to slow or halt the virus, may have you perplexed about how to stay safe and well, and continue your own growth and learning. This isn’t the time for […]
“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.”– Rumi Do you find yourself “going through the motions” in your daily life, on auto-pilot? In this new year, new decade, this is a time to engage in a deeper and different way of being that supports your focus to live your big dreams. An approach […]
By Valerie Brown, JD, MA, PCC Have you heard the term a ‘thin place’? A thin place describes the distance between heaven and earth, a place where the space between the sacred and the secular is ‘thin’. The term comes from Celtic spirituality and the Celtic people, who feel deeply connected to the natural world and […]