Noticing the color purple

Noticing the color purple

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There is a Lavender Farm in Lansing, just north of Old Town. It’s called Sixteen Sprigs.  It’s off Cesar Chavez on Clifton.         It’s amazing how beauty is right in front of all. We just have to open our eyes. Or change our patterns. Or walk a […]

Love the hater, forgive the hate

Love the hater, forgive the hate

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Recently, while at a protest against the separation of children from their parents at the southern border, I found myself surrounded by friends. It seemed every few moments someone came up to give me an embrace. I was touched at how many people I know from different walks of life, […]

#Metoo, Buddhism and Healing

#Metoo, Buddhism and Healing

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My first experience with Buddhism was at a monastery in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. in the late 1990s. I took a fellow journalist to an introduction to meditation. It was in a listing in the alternative newspaper and it was free.   It was led by Lama Norlha, the abbot there. […]

Just B Yoga founder, Belinda Thurston, to speak at social justice summit

Just B Yoga founder, Belinda Thurston, to speak at social justice summit

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Last year I had the pleasure of meeting Nancy Candea, director of Yoga Impact and the International Yoga Therapy Institute. She had heard of the work Just B Yoga does with accessibility and inclusion and wanted me to share the concept with her teacher trainees in New Jersey via web […]

Just B Yoga helps make social justice workshops trauma-informed

Just B Yoga helps make social justice workshops trauma-informed

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Just B Yoga founder, Belinda Thurston, has been contracted to work with the Ingham County Health Department to revise its Health Equity and Social Justice Workshop. The workshop has been doing groundbreaking work for nearly a decade, training employees and the public about how privilege and oppression affect access to […]

Step by step: Revelations in a walking meditation

Step by step: Revelations in a walking meditation

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I led a group of about 7 people on a walking meditation recently. It was one of my workplace clients and our room had been changed to a conference room. I removed as many distractions from the room as I could. We cleared the white board of the project work […]

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