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Which book to read first?

One of the biggest questions we get emailed is: Which book do I read first? So my team asked me to write my thoughts on my eight book children and where...
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Are you in excess, deficiency, or balance?

Or: Why you want to be a warrior and why you do not. Many plants are medicinal in the right dosage. Take too much and they can be poisonous. Take...
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The Power of Silence

Written 1998 or so.... That's me in the lower left of the photo : )   Ask yourself if what you are about to say would be an improvement on...

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Let Me Carry Your Prayers

I’m pilgrimaging again this year! This week I'll be walking, for the fourth time, from the pyramids of Teotihuacan to the Basilica of Guadalupe. 11 hours, 26 miles, carrying prayers...
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Which book to read first?

One of the biggest questions we get emailed is: Which book do I read first? So my team asked me to write my thoughts on my eight book children and where...
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Addiction, Q, Boundaries, and Compassion – Seeking Truth

What do you do when someone’s faith is invested in something you perceive as harmful to them or others? Take Chris, for instance. Chris was part of our community in...
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Be angry. (Here’s how)

On optimism, compassion, and fuel for change I’ve had a small book sitting on my shelf for the past two years, written by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It’s called...
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Digging the Roots, Being with Messiness

On being a White person supporting Black and Brown and Indigenous people, part 1 Watch the video version here   I know these are extra confusing times for many of you....
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How to Stop Worrying About the End of the World

Humans: Let’s Face Our Worst Case Scenarios and Move On to More Creative Endeavors   Oh, the enormous amount of energy we humans expend swimming through the choppy waters of...
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Are you a goddess, a doormat, or a distractor?

Tomorrow we will mark the midway point between Summer Solstice and Fall Equinox in the northern hemisphere. On August 1st we celebrate Lamas, also called Lughnasad, a cross-quarter day that...
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Clearing out the comparison

Do you ever have that feeling when you start out inspired by something and then end up comparing yourself unfavorably, or thinking you are not enough, or that you don’t...
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Are you in excess, deficiency, or balance?

Or: Why you want to be a warrior and why you do not. Many plants are medicinal in the right dosage. Take too much and they can be poisonous. Take...
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Meet my dead friends, and introduce me to yours

Or why I carry the dead with me It’s time to visit the dead people. On my travels I love combining being on the road with visiting the people that...
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On betrayal, making mistakes, and the fiery courage to go forward…

I seriously broke someone's heart almost twenty years ago. I did not do this gracefully or kindly. I had fallen in love with someone else and the transition was abrupt...
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To the daughter I never had

A few days ago, I took my ex-boyfriend’s 12-year old daughter into New York City to go shopping. I knew it would be a fun trip to see the City...
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Gossiping, Venting, or Processing?

“Did you hear what Joe said about Fran? Can you believe it?” “I'm furious at her! I feel like she did this on purpose.” “I can't figure out what to...
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Things We Don’t Talk About Part 5: Racism, Spiritual Bypass, and Healing the Whole

Walking through the Austin airport last week all I want to do is hug the stranger next to me, weep on his chest, ask for forgiveness, tell him how precious...
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Healing the Mother Archetype

In the ancient shamanic trinity of Maiden, Mother, and Crone, the Mother energy is the most familiar, and also the archetype in the most need of healing. Mother energy isn’t...
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The Beauty of Loss, and Rebirth

I wrote this journal entry almost exactly five years ago, at time of great fear in my life, when I felt that my husband was going to leave me. Two...
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Stop Apologizing! Now Say You Are Sorry…

I used to be the type of person who would apologize if someone stomped on my foot while walking past or knocked into me and spilled my drink. I’m still...
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The gift of being erased and the power of neutral

It’s something I used to fear, and now I crave. When it happens, nothing else matters. And though the coming back can be difficult, my life is always different, and...
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Moving from Mind-full-mess to Mindfulness

Is your mind more like an overstuffed junk closet or a Zen monastery? Is your mental state closer to a crowded freeway than a sweet country road? Do your thoughts...
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On Stillness and Weeping

“I feel that I’m not doing enough to alleviate the suffering of the world,” she said to me. “And I am terrified I’m going to somehow add to the suffering.”...
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What is a Ritual?

Ceremonies and rituals mark change points in our life. When we bring consciousness to transition, we allow the sacred to enter and create space for reflection and renewal. In our...
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How to create an effective action plan

HeatherAsh Amara The New Year is a great time to re-evaluate where you are putting your energy and what specific steps you can implement to create lasting change in your...
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Let Me Carry Your Prayers

I’m pilgrimaging again this year! This week I'll be walking, for the fourth time, from the pyramids of Teotihuacan to the Basilica of Guadalupe. 11 hours, 26 miles, carrying prayers...
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Be angry. (Here’s how)

On optimism, compassion, and fuel for change I’ve had a small book sitting on my shelf for the past two years, written by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It’s called...
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To the daughter I never had

A few days ago, I took my ex-boyfriend’s 12-year old daughter into New York City to go shopping. I knew it would be a fun trip to see the City...
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Things We Don’t Talk About Part 5: Racism, Spiritual Bypass, and Healing the Whole

Walking through the Austin airport last week all I want to do is hug the stranger next to me, weep on his chest, ask for forgiveness, tell him how precious...
Things We Don't Talk About Part 4: Abortion

Things We Don’t Talk About Part 4: Abortion

I was 22 years old when I stood in the bathroom, wishing the pink line did not clearly state the news I didn’t want to believe. At that time I...
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Things We Don’t Talk About Part 1: Spiritual Smugness

“Do you have a vegan option?” She asked the flight attendant. There was an underlying thread of iron in her voice, pulled taut across her vocal cords. We were on...