This blog is dedicated to those who lost their lives in the tragedy at Pulse in Orlando this past week and speaking about how empathy can be a driving force for positive change, all while respecting our own emotional needs. Acts of violence take a toll on all of us as humans, whether we are in the LGBTQ+ community or not. The empathy we feel when hearing of such hardship can be intense and overwhelming--coping with it is not always easy, but it is possible. You can transform all pain into transcendent compassion. Love will make a true impact in the world.Read More
All of the blog posts are written by Arien Smith with the intention to heal, inform, and expand every reader. Three posts a week: Monday Mindfulness, Wednesday Yoga, Saturday Reflections.
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Grieving is an intensely painful process—when we lose someone, be that a loved one (even an animal), we are overcome with the realization that they will never have the same, or perhaps any, role in our lives anymore. We are also hit hard with our own morality, or the fragility of all relationships. This meditation is meant to help relieve both the pain of grief and the fear around your own sense of impending loss. As a compassion-based meditation, it will be founded in love for yourself and for the other, making it a truly healing practice.Read More