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Humbling Gifts of Rejection & Failure

Humbling Gifts of Rejection & Failure

In this video, Jesua shares about the gifts that come with the experiences of rejection and failure. By sharing her intimate journey of working to get her debut book published, she exposes the humbling process of receiving rejections and declines. Jesua reflects on...

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Just Life

Just Life

“Do you believe in ‘One True Love’ Mama?” my daughter Arayla (14.5) asked, just as I was sitting down to join them for dinner. My son Ezra (almost 11) was still lighting the candles. I pulled my chair in, unfolded my napkin onto my lap and offered my hands out to each...

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Seeing Our Unconscious Commitment to Suffering

Seeing Our Unconscious Commitment to Suffering

In this video Jesua explores the powerful process by which we can discover how it is we are unconsciously attached, committed or even addicted to the very patterns of suffering we most wish to be free of. It’s a truly empowering gift to take full responsibility for...

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Grieving the Return of Smoke Season

Grieving the Return of Smoke Season

Last evening around dusk as I was preparing for dinner I heard my daughter Arayla suddenly shout out from the living room, “Oh no!” And then I heard my son Ezra scramble out from his bedroom to see what the deal was. I joined my children in the living room and found...

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Difficult Love Lessons– A Story of Yes and No

Difficult Love Lessons– A Story of Yes and No

One day last week my daughter, Arayla (14) was out riding her horse at the stables, when suddenly I received a text from her with a photo of a tiny little brown bunny, cupped sweetly in her hands. The text read: “I rescued a baby bunny. Can I keep him?” I responded:...

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A Simple Breathing Practice

A Simple Breathing Practice

In this video Jesua shares wisdom from Brené Brown regarding a super simple breathing technique used by Yogis and Navy Seals alike, to summon the choice to respond, rather than to react—in everyday moments of stress or trigger… More Videos

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Lessons on Race Cars & Penis Size

Lessons on Race Cars & Penis Size

 This morning as I drove my boy Ezra (10) to his basketball camp in Medford, we dropped into a mutually surprising dialogue. At first we were actually discussing egoic fixation according to the lens of the Spiritual Enneagram, a system that has profoundly impacted my...

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From Bird to Wasp~ A Teaching in Transformation

From Bird to Wasp~ A Teaching in Transformation

Last year during fire season, as the fires began encroaching upon the periphery of our town here in Southern Oregon, I began to regard the dry, brittle trees standing closest to our house with an anxious eye. My strong, gallant partner (at the time) quickly got to...

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“You Don’t Have To Be Good”

“You Don’t Have To Be Good”

Single working parenthood has gotten the intimidating reputation that it has because it’s no joke. I mean, obviously any form of parenting is quite the rigorous task. And married or partnered parenting certainly brings its own set of fierce and complex challenges; I...

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“If our love for life remains conditional, based upon us getting our own way or life looking the way we want it to, we remain defended against the slap of life’s ruthless uncertainty.

The degree to which our hearts are guarded and armored against life’s horrors is the exact degree to which we are also closed to its brilliant love, beauty, and joy.”

 

“If we learn how to consciously meet our suffering, then even our suffering is the precise medicine needed to bring us deeper home to life and to love. ” 

“As we learn to open wider to the depth of grief that is here for us—personally, collectively, and globally—we can allow the honest inclusion of our brokenness to bring us home to what’s unbreakable.  ”