Author Archive | Katie


During the course of this challenge, I have lost two important people in my life. I do not think that’s a coincidence. I am thankful that the meditations continue to give me the tools to be with reality, to be Read More

Week 2: Noticing my resistance

I hit a few stumbling blocks this week, or so I told myself. First, it was that my apartment was too small to do a walking meditation (which, when I tried again a few days later, turned out to be Read More

Not the breath: Day 7 (and catchup from day 6)

What a week! I’ve been meditating off and on for years. Today was the first time I’ve heard “not the breath” as a way of labeling thoughts, and I found it tremendously helpful. It removes any and all opportunities for Read More

Day 5: The Magic Moment

Kindness toward self will allow me to radiate it outward. The magic moment is the seed of compassion–and I have many, many (infinite!) opportunities to practice letting go and beginning again with gentleness, with love.

Counting Conundrum

My mind is all over the place this morning. Sharon’s gentle words helped me focus for a few moments. I found that I could keep the counting going in the background and still follow my thoughts–I felt like a fraud. Read More

Day 2: A New Perspective on Sound

Ah, New York City. I am getting to know you more and more each day, yet I still have the lingering expectation that I might happen to experience a moment of true silence with you. And instead of embracing the Read More

Setting the Intention. Joining a Community.

For the last couple of years, I’ve more or less had a consistent routine: wake up around 5:30am, meditate for 15 minutes, write in my journal, go to work. Repeat. Now, though: a new schedule. More flexibility. Softer waking times. Read More