Stretching to Embrace It All

This past year has been
Filled with ~
Questioning • Skepticism • Reevaluating
Trusting • Masking • Zooming
Fearing • Evolving

As we have stretched to
Embrace it all
We have found new purpose…
Discovered new meaning…
And for many,
A new commitment
To Right Livelihood
Has emerged.

Stretching to embrace life • Dow Gardens • Midland, Michigan • Ann-Marie

Tomorrow, Monday, March 15
In the afternoon
Our S-T-R-E-T-C-H class
Begins via Zoom.

If you are ready to explore a
New avenue of Right Livelihood,
One that opens your heart into a lifestyle
Of contribution, integrity and meaning
Click this link…

We are a small transformational
School and community
Based on mindfulness, wellness
And somatic coaching
Along with Positive Psychology, NVC, and EMDR.

This is our Mission Statement:
In a world that reinvents
Itself on a daily basis,
We empower
Students and credentialed coaches
To adapt, integrate, and flourish
From the inside out,
For the betterment
Of all sentient beings.

Deep bow to you….
And to every. single. thing!

Meditation Snacks

Train yourself
Throughout the day to
Activate short
Meditation Snacks.

For instance:
At the top of the hour
Pause and listen
For 30 seconds.
Prior to each meal
Honor the beings
Who grew and made
Your food
Twice a day
For five minutes
Do kinhin outside
No matter what the weather.
At Sunrise and Sunset
Purposely bow
In the four directions
To every single thing.

Meditation Snacks nourish us.
Make them simple
To be digested easily.

Utilizing Zen Mind

Embrace the struggle without question.
Watch how accepting what is
Dissolves the rough edges
Creating more spaciousness  
For the antidotes to arrive.

Read the above a few times letting the energies of the words seep into your soma.

Choosing Buddha Nature

Just for today
Align with Buddha Nature.

Allow Buddha Nature
To guide you
In your thoughts
In your actions
In your speech
In your meditations
And mindfulness practices.

Do not abandon yourself
For distractions of the world…
Stay focused with
Living Buddha Nature.

Now watch the alignment of
Love, forgiveness and understanding unfold
Along with a twinkle in your eye!

Fearlessness and Discernment

Fearlessness and discernment keep each other balanced.
As a spiritual warrior fearlessness is essential.
As a spiritual warrior discernment is necessary.
As they shake hands together
Notice the confidence you have in life…
Once again.

Keep checking in…

…so you don’t check out…

At the top of each hour ask yourself…
“What’s alive in me right now?”

And listen to the Answer of Awareness.


I’m excited ! Tomorrow winter classes begin at the Mindfulness Coaching School .

If you are ready to take a class or classes on mindfulness, coaching, positive psychology, EMDR, NonViolent Communication and somatic coaching this upcoming Winter Quarter check out our academic calendar.

If you are wanting to be a credentialed coach…come! If you are wanting to do your own personal inner work…come! If you are wanting to create a retreat for yourself, choose a class(es) and delve deep for eight to twelve weeks…come!

Bottomline: This is going to be one of those quarters….I can feel it. Join us…I think you’ll be surprised on what emerges!

From my heart to your heart with a deep bow,

P.S. Tomorrow (Monday) night is also the Mindfulness Coaching Call at 5pm Mountain. It’s our gift to the global coaching community. This month it is hosted by our faculty member and admissions coach, Liv Syptak. Click for the link to register.