Use these resources to explore mindfulness for yourself. 

Aware. Share. Care.

by Augusta

When an experience feels unpleasant reflect: Aware: This is an unpleasant experience. Aware that this is a feeling of discomfort/difficulty/suffering. Share: This is part of the experience of being alive. People all over the world are having this same feeling right now. Care:  I care about this difficult feeling. I am here for myself in […]

10 Minute Breath Awareness Guided Meditation

by Augusta

This is a high quality audio recording of a deep guided mediation on breath awareness for both beginning and advanced practitioners. Choose a comfortable place to sit. Remember it is important to have the hips above the knees. Or you may want to lay down if you aren’t likely to fall asleep. Whatever posture you […]

Five Earth Touchings – Ancestors

by Augusta

In honor of the Autumn Holidays in which we go back to our ancestral roots by honoring those who have died. Dia de los Muertos or All Hallows’ Eve (which we have contracted to Halloween) is a time for remembering the departed.  I am inspired to share these five Touchings of the Earth. This is the […]

The Bridge

by Augusta

By Edwin Friedman [with gender modifications by Augusta Hopkins] There was a [wo]man who had given much thought to what [s]he wanted from life. [S]he had experienced many moods and trials. [S]he had experimented with different ways of living, and [s]he had had his share of both success and failure. At last, [s]he began to […]

Hand Model of the Brain

by Augusta

The hand model of the brain can help us to understand the inner workings and give us a greater chance to escape from our reactivity and develop a greater activity to respond from a place of choice.

The Peace of Wild Things, Wendell Berry

by Augusta

When despair grows in me and I wake in the middle of the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the […]

Still Water, William Butler Yeats

by Augusta

We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us that they may see, it may be, their own images, and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even with a fiercer life because of our quiet.