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So far Danielle Saunders has created 29 blog entries.

Sitting With Simple Self in Emptiness

Emptiness. Sitting with alone/loneliness. The crevice of space. Facing the Other, as Self. We all know the value in facing our fears, confronting challenging parts of ourselves, doing “the work,” as we call it in my circles. Distilling the lessons from the parts of ourselves we don’t like so much, working to accept these as [...]

2017-11-29T03:33:22+00:00 April 1st, 2014|

Internal Geography: Finding Yourself

I’m a map girl. I love geography; I find it relaxing. I remember a friend of mine in grad school said there was nothing more relaxing for her than to pay bills each day as they arrived in the mail. Well, that is how I feel about maps. (Not bills!) I have a very good [...]

2017-04-07T11:03:29+00:00 March 17th, 2014|

Blossoming Into Self-Truth and Forgiveness

Transmuting the Shadow Compassion, forgiveness... Forgiving what seems utterly unforgivable in ourselves. Where have you held onto severe judgments of yourself? They are in the deeper layers of the self, where we keep hidden, even from ourselves. And like little monsters stuck in the cracks of the floorboards, they creep out; small, dark, hairy, petrified, [...]

2017-04-07T11:02:39+00:00 March 14th, 2014|

Signs of the Divine in Action – Everyday Miracles

The Divine shows up in our lives every day.  In small ways and grand ways, miracles are happening. We can encourage these miracles by first recognizing them. Seeing the feather in your path as a token of love from your angels. Noticing the ways the Divine loves us and wants to be known to us [...]

2017-11-29T03:33:22+00:00 March 3rd, 2014|

When All Signs Point To… Slow Down

I recently got pulled over by a handsome cop for speeding. He asked me if I was racing off to a hot date. At 10 AM on a Thursday?? I guess it could happen, but I replied, “I wish!” Then it sank in, he was flirting with me. HA. This was the second speeding ticket [...]

2017-11-29T03:33:22+00:00 February 26th, 2014|

Enjoying the Juicy Space Between Connection

Meeting someone new, either a chance encounter at a workshop, on the dance floor, or an intentional “chemistry check” from an online connection, is titillating. Our brain chemistry and body hormones can wake up in an instant, sending our antennae into alert. Who is this person? What is this? Different parts of ourselves that respond [...]

2017-11-29T03:33:22+00:00 February 11th, 2014|

The Importance of Dating Yourself

Recently I traveled to Seattle, WA. I feel the joy in this town full of fresh air and fresh experiences, sandwiched between water, in the foothills of the Olympian National Rain Forest. My vacation-self emerges: open, flexible, spontaneous, and sensual. My taste buds awaken with the unique ways of putting together food, drinks and conversation [...]

2017-04-07T10:50:34+00:00 February 4th, 2014|

Getting to Yes: An Orgasmic Life!

Is your life a YES? What would it take to make your life exuberant, ecstatic, orgasmic? I like to play a game with myself; I see what it would take to say “yes” to all requests for my attention, time and energy. In the past, I automatically said “no.” Even when my mouth said “yes,” [...]

2017-11-29T03:33:22+00:00 February 1st, 2014|

Dating Anxiety: Becoming a Love Warrior

Spring is in the air, right around the corner and the ladies in my life are dating! My friends, my clients and my support team: my assistant, my hair stylist, even the girl ringing me up at Trader Joe’s. Yes, the “girl” comes out in us when we are initially meeting someone. We want to [...]

2017-04-07T10:51:34+00:00 January 25th, 2014|

“Mindfulness is Boring”

“Mindfulness is boring” so says my 8 year old daughter with a furlong look. This reminds me of the time I was teaching Mindfulness in my 11 year old son’s classroom and after 5 minutes, he started giving me the bug eyes and swiping his hand across his neck to get me to finish the [...]

2017-04-07T10:52:02+00:00 January 20th, 2014|