©2017 by Catherine Spann

November 9, 2019

The first time I sat on a cushion and meditated was in a hotel banquet hall in Massachusetts when I attended a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course. Everyone was drinking hot tea and speaking in their quiet voices and I was convinced I was in for some voodoo-level...

October 30, 2019

"Meditation is simply the practice of stopping and looking deeply."

-Thich Nhat Hanh, How to Sit

I tense my right butt cheek when I meditate.

It took me a while to realize. My right foot would always fall asleep, but I just chalked it up to not knowing how to sit properly...

October 18, 2019

"Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we're supposed to be and embracing who we are."

—Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection

You know what I don't love? Putting myself out there.

I need no other evidence of this than the date I drafted this bl...

October 25, 2017

"To meditate is to stop and listen to the music of life with a sense of reverence, connectedness, and awe."

—Jack Kornfield

The first time I meditated on a cushion might have been the most awkward I've ever felt. That's a lie. The most awkward I've ever felt was during...

October 8, 2017

"There is one path in the world that none can walk but you. Where does it lead? Don’t ask, walk!”

—Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

My first ever blog post. This is a monumental day. Those who know me dearly know that mustering up the courage to create and publish this s...

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