What Brings You Home to Yourself?

Cultivating Connection

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It was *almost* spontaneous. With less than a week’s advance notice, I loaded Buddy into the car and we went on a little road trip to spend this past weekend with my good friend and her fiancé and their three dogs.  They live on top of a mountain amidst the redwoods. It. was. gorgeous. The weather couldn’t have been more beautiful as we sat on the deck sipping wine and barbecuing, making s’mores, and soaking in the hot tub under the stars.

After some busy weeks filled with greater-than-usual intensity and mental swirl, it was exactly what I needed. I’d been aware that my stress levels were mounting. To cope, I had been squeezing in more meditation and doing some of my other practices to quiet and center myself, but they were only keeping the engine running, not actually filling the tank. I made sure to keep dancing and doing my volunteer work, both of which feed my soul and recharge my batteries, but…

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