There’s an exhibit of pastel works at the Lettered Street Coffeehouse this weekend. They are the colorful visions of a Bellingham Integral yoga teacher, also my friend, the Rev. John Hawkins. Some of these drawings were started as early as 1990, a few years after he was a student at the University of Georgia. Through [...]
At this time of year, when the cold and the dark send us indoors, it’s a natural time for reflecting. Just like our gardens are resting, and letting go of fruits and leaves, we can let go of things we don’t need to carry into the New Year. It might be worn out clothes, or [...]
Can you go on like the Energizer Bunny without taking a break? I can’t. I believe we’re much better off when we teach ourselves to pause, let go, and allow our systems to restore. “Easy Does It” is one of the principles of meditation. It feels great to do our work in the world, AND we need to balance that external activity by allowing the mind/body to restore itself.