Author Archive | Lori Kochanski

Coffee Grinder Tears

I feel powerful. Turning toward all the feelings this week has been an unexpected gift in this season of my life. But like any renewing practice it has also meant some uncomfortable moments in the stretching and growing.  Like when Read More


I was feeling mad today, but I am not mad.  I was feeling sad today, but I am not sad.  Right now I feel joy, but am not joy. There is so much freedom in knowing that all these feelings are Read More

Keep Breathing

“It’s not my anger, it’s anger,” Sharon said in the meditation today.    This is a hard one for me.  When I was five my younger brother came along.  And once he was born the world was divided into his Read More

On the Shore

We used to live beside a river.  In the summer neighbors would spend a lot of time in boats on the river.  One neighbor had an old, small pontoon boat that they decorated in festive colors and many flags and Read More


My husband has cancer. And in today’s practice I noticed that my anger and fear about that fact was lodged at the base of my throat.   Sharon’s gentle instruction helped me stay with the thing lodged in my throat Read More

Showing Up

I woke up this morning with aches in my stomach because I laughed myself silly sick last night.  I used the memory of last nights fun in the practice this morning. While hanging out with family pure joy happened in me Read More

Two Week Check-In

At two weeks of faithfully doing particular practices of the challenge I am awake to how tired I am.  Which leaves me open and vulnerable, realizing I am not really looking forward to washing dishes while the world feels like Read More

Tea Break

I love tea.  I have a tea maker that rivals any fancy coffee machine.  I only use loose tea.  I even have a traveling tea maker kit I take on business trips and vacation. We purchased the tea maker five Read More

Mindful Eating, Mindful Being

I grew up eating a lot of meat.   I thought vegetarians were strange.  Missing out.  Just trying to put on a show.  Being difficult. And now I am one.  A vegetarian. It started with a small thought In my Read More

Walk Soft

When the practice calls for movement I am grateful for the transcript.  It is a helpful reminder of how I aspire to move through the world today.  So far, taking the practice for a spin around the house, I notice Read More

May all beings be happy ♡