Author Archives: LilyK

Getting through 10 days of meditation

 I threw myself into a 10-day meditation retreat* about two weeks ago and I’m finally ready to report back about my experience. I’m going to write another entry about the teaching itself but in this first entry I want to … Continue reading

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Shameless Inspiration hits the streets of New York!

I am back and I have missed my loving and shamelessly inspired community! I have so much to report from my ten days in silent meditation but first I have to tell you about an important initiative that started in … Continue reading

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Accepting our limitations: the path of the warrior

When I’m coping with a potential limitation, I think one of the hardest parts is not really knowing if I’m “trying hard enough” or if there’s still something more that I can do to make things better. For example, a … Continue reading

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Make it RAIN!

As I explained in a previous post, self-improvement is one of the three strategies that Tara Brach suggests we use to run from shame. I want to introduce you to the other two ways we hide from shame and a … Continue reading

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Does Meditation Intimidate You?

Today I am leaving for a 10-day meditation retreat at the Ontario Vipassana Centre. Vipassana offer pay-what-you-can retreats around the world so it’s a pretty amazing opportunity to develop your meditation practice. Have you ever considered meditating but felt too … Continue reading

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Beginner’s Mind

Hello and thanks for stopping by! If you are reading this, then please accept my apologies for the premature publication of this post! Rather than take it down and confused everyone who received emails, I’ve decided to just update it … Continue reading

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Shameless Inspiration is all about creating a community where we can support each other on our journey to cultivate self-compassion and shamelessness. One way to do this is by sharing affirmations/mantras on the “I am” page and I’d also like … Continue reading

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