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January 16, 2022
January 9, 2022
So often our intentions for the New Year focus on self – our goals for ourselves, our self-improvement plans. In this session, we explored new directions for the new year that have to do with *how we love.* Listen to explore areas where you are diminishing your own relationships through limits on your capacity to love – and identify the areas and relationships where you want to make change.
December 12, 2021
In this session we talked about how we hear hurt in others, and how we can develop our capacity to meet others’ hurt in ways that can help reduce both our own suffering and the other party’s.
December 5, 2021
Last Sunday, we explored the topic of “how we hear hurt.” We discussed Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen’s definition of “generous listening,” which “is listening only to find out what is true for the other party.” Generous listening, practiced consistently, could take us a very, very long way toward more connection, less interpersonal hurt, and better practical solutions in all kinds of arenas.
November 28, 2021
Explore a new approach to your gratitude practice that we experimented with in this week’s session.
November 14, 2021
In this session we talked about this idea of protecting, guarding, what’s sacred in us and in our lives. What is sacred and holy in your life that needs that kind of protecting, the resolute and often quiet safeguarding that comes out of love? And what does it look like to protect it? You can journal on or simmer on those questions today.
November 7, 2021
If you ever struggle with feeling like you need to hide parts of yourself in your relationships or in your life, today is for you. We explore the roots of that hiding and how that judgmental mind always and inevitably takes us into judgement and ultimately fragmentation of ourselves. We also explore how to find a way back to a consciousness in which we can live freer of self-assessment and shame.
October 31, 2021
Today we talked about a variety of the questions on our community members’ minds such as: what to do about procrastination and lack of motivation, how we can rest and slow down (even when it’s hard to do so), tools for overcoming fears, and much more!
October 24, 2021
Do you have gratitude practice? If yes, you know that sometimes we need ways to bring new freshness, some change, to our gratitude practice. And if not, you may be looking for a way into more gratitude – something every spiritual tradition affirms (and that a host of studies now show the profound benefits of, too). In this session, we talked about a unique, five-part approach to gratitude practice that I’m loving these days, that can help us find an awareness of the beauty and grace that’s here right now. Listen and try it out in your journaling tonight!
October 17, 2021
This week we talked about the dimension of spiritual life that’s all about self-actualization: knowing your authentic longings, creating a vision for your work or life, and bringing it into reality, step by step – with all the surprises, twists and turns, surrenders that that entails. We talk about what it looks like to do that work not as an egoic self alone, but in partnership with a greater spiritual power.
October 10, 2021
This Sunday’s session was all about cultivating our creativity. Listen if you want to connect with your own creative voice more!
October 3, 2021
What is the central task of growing up? And what does it look like to honor our need for separateness and togetherness all at once? In this session we talk about all of this and more.
September 26, 2021
What role can prayer play in our lives in a contemporary context, and what it look like to pray in a spirit of personal spirituality – apart from particular religious doctrines? Tara shared some of her personal practices for prayer and ideas about prayer. We also continued our conversation about gratitude, feeling a sense of enoughness in the day to day, and what it means to cultivate “Eden consciousness.”
September 19, 2021
How can we still work hard, create, build – even while feeling a sense of “enoughness” and gratitude? What do wisdom traditions tell us about what work really is, and what it can be like – if infused with our spirituality? We also talked about a way of thinking about work that’s a great antidote to overwhelm, taking workplace issues personally, and perfectionism.
September 12, 2021
Today we discussed that when things feel unsettled, there’s usually inner work to do. We also had a beautiful coaching conversation about patience, rest and creativity with one of our community members. If you’ve ever been frustrated with yourself around delays in a project, or been unclear why your creativity seemed to dry up, you’ll want to hear this conversation.
September 5, 2021
Last week we talked about Our Soul’s Questions – and we each went through a process to identify our own. You can do this process yourself, listening to the recording. When we know our soul questions, our work, our trials, our experiments all take on richer meaning and come with less struggling.
August 29, 2021
This week we talked about some of my favorite antidotes to overwhelm and the sense of futility we often feel about the suffering and need in the world.
August 22, 2021
This week we continued working with a practical process for moving through resentments, anger and hurt – and into a clear-eyed seeing that helps relieve our suffering. Grab your journaling page and pen and let’s dive in.
August 15, 2021
Today we looked at some big ideas for handling resentment and hurt differently – ideas that can help us suffer less and respond more wisely in the face of challenges.
August 8, 2021
Today we continued our conversation about clarifying our life purpose, being of service to others. We also got into some good conversation about how deal with the self-doubts around our readiness to lead and contribute. And, we talked a lot about the special role of adolescents and children in spurring us all to greater service – if there is an important teen or young adult in your life, you’ll especially want to hear this.
August 1, 2021
What’s my life purpose? What’s your life purpose? In this session, we talked about how I see questions of life purpose – and how we can all start living lives with more purpose (and therefore more joy), right now, today.
July 25, 2021
This Sunday we talked about one of my favorite practices/images for recognizing both the beauty and suffering in our midst. I know you’ll love it too!
July 18, 2021
Today we talked about a practical tool for loving both ourselves and others (at the same time!) in our relationships and interactions.
July 4, 2021
Today we talked about a tool for making decisions, charting our path, and relating to our loved ones – yes it’s a tool for all of these! Widely applicable! I won’t try to summarize it here, but it’s a practice you can use in many ways in your life – starting today. And it may also shed light for you on the different ways you’ve navigated choices in the past – and how you can keep choosing in ways that are authentic and life-giving for you.
Here are the journaling questions shared in the chat later in the call:
June 27, 2021
In this session we talked about what is underneath disillusionment and how to work with disillusionment so it propels us forward into wiser and more impactful action. I see disillusionment as a part of a cyclical process that comes with working toward change in ourselves and our world – and a very important part of that process! I call this “the disillusionment upgrade.” If you are feeling disillusionment of any kind – political, personal, spiritual, ecological – I invite you to check out the recording below.
June 20, 2021
In this session we talked about discerning what kind of path of service calls to us. We talked about service as a part of spiritual growth and mental health. And we talked about “the disillusionment upgrade” – what to do when we become disenchanted or no longer hopeful about the kinds of service we are engage in.
June 13, 2021
This week, we explored how – in the midst of life’s stresses and challenging circumstances – we can keep coming back to consciousness of the miracle of life, of being here. We talked about “Eden consciousness,” “teaching from rest” and cultivating a sense of enoughness.
June 6, 2021
This week, we continued to explore what helps us wisely navigate challenges in our relationships with others, cultivating compassion, and the relationship between compassion and self-care.
May 30, 2021
In this session we explored a tool for handling situations where others’ behavior is challenging or difficult for us. We also took a big, deep dive into how we understand acts of harm in our culture, and what new ways of seeing harm can move our collective forward.
May 16, 2021
In this session we talked about how to support the girls and young women we love — students, mentees, nieces, daughters and more — as they struggle with self-doubt and tough inner critics.
You can download the full transcript for this session here.
May 9, 2021
Why are you really upset? What’s at the core of it? This Sunday we talked about a powerful framework for understanding what’s happening in any situation in which you feel disturbed. You can also use it to unpack what’s happening with the loved ones – children and adults – in your life, when things get rough. Learn all about it with the video below.
April 25, 2021
In this week’s Sunday Session we talked about the three wells of love. This is a powerful framework you can use in your life to explore how you get support when you need it, how you return to calm when you are in fear and stress, or simply – how you can source more love and connection in your life.
April 18, 2021
Today we talked about a special way of seeing each other with more love, as well as your questions on women supporting women, coaching vs. therapy, and working with the ego and the inner critic.
April 11, 2021
In this week’s session, we talked about moving beyond the framework of “right vs. wrong” in our relational conflicts. We talked about a different framework we can move into instead.
You can download a PDF version of the worksheet we used in this session here.
April 4, 2021
This week we talked about radiance – what it means to light the spark in ourselves, and what it means to be a steward of the radiance or an ally for the radiance of the people we love. If you are interested in more joy and more connection, this is for you!
March 28, 2021
On today’s call we talked about how people-pleasing causes us to be dishonest in our relationships – and the many costs that has in our lives, from burnout to loss of connection. We explored the fears behind our people-pleasing, how to work with them, and what it means to “be honest” in our relationships. Of course, honesty doesn’t mean 100% transparency, no filter, all the time. It’s an art, and requires deep discernment to discover what kind of honesty we want to bring to any particular relationship to situation. Click to watch!
March 21, 2021
In this session we talk about feelings of guilt, and what to do with them. We talk about the kind of guilty feelings based in shoulds or cultural messages, and how to examine them, let go of them, and move beyond them. We also talk about the kind of guilty feelings we want to honor and address through apologies, amends, and grief for past mistakes. We get into some juicy territory about relationships and boundaries too!
March 14, 2021
In this session, we talked about how to find more happiness in each day, remembering what you love, and also your questions about self-compassion, guilt, post-pandemic life, and more.
March 7, 2021
In this session we focus on work/personal life harmony and integration – what to do if it feels like there just isn’t enough time to do both well; what to do if it feels like you still have to be a different self at work vs. at home, and my favorite personal practices for feeling more integrated as I move through work and life. This is not an easy topic – there is a lot that is faulty (to say the least) in how this is all set up in our culture. Yet there are also many practices, mindsets and tools that can help.
Download a PDF version of the worksheet we used in the March 7th session here.
You can access the core values exercise referred to during the call here.
February 28, 2021
“When was the last time you did something for the first time?” -Seth Godin
We humans can stay busy pursuing “external firsts” – a first visit to some country, a first time to reach a particular financial milestone. But “internal firsts” are at least as important: the stretch into a new perception, that moment of finding a new depth of courage, of telling a truth for the first time, or receiving a new idea from the muse. In this session we look at how to have meaningful “firsts” every single day of our lives, through our spiritual and personal growth work.
Download a PDF version of the worksheet we used in the February 28th session here.
February 21, 2021
In this session, we talked about what to do with feelings of antagonism, resentment or animosity. Grab your pen and the worksheet HERE if you want to try out the journaling process I love for working through those difficult feelings.
Download a PDF version of the worksheet we used in the February 21st session here.
February 14, 2021
Author and activist Greg Ellison recounts how his auntie told him, “Greg, I may not be able to change the world, but I can change the three feet around me.” In this session, we take Greg and his auntie’s wisdom as our jumping off point and explore: what do we each most long to change in the world? And how can we get within three feet of what we want to change? What does it mean to get up close to that which we want to alter?
February 7, 2021
In this video we talk about (and question) our culture’s ideas about independence and dependence. I share what I’ve learned about the surprising history of these terms, and how we might shift how we think about interdependence in our relationships. Then, in the workshop part of our session, we go through an exercise to clarify core values, and talk about how we can design our life and career around our core values – for more fulfillment, joy and impact.
January 31, 2021
January 24, 2021
January 17, 2021
This week, we focused on what to do when we have dips in motivation around the projects we care about. You’ll learn a series of questions you can ask yourself anytime motivation is low or waning.
January 10, 2021
January 3, 2021
December 20, 2020
December 13, 2020
November 29, 2020
November 22, 2020
October 18, 2020 (Entrepreneurs Q&A)