Sacred Practices

Sacred Practices for Spiritual Living

Sacred Practice: Connecting Within

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Sacred Practice: Connecting Within

When we are putting out a lot of energy, interacting with many people, and constantly responding to demands, we can begin to find ourselves off balance and drained. How can we renew our energy, and stay connected to ourselves throughout the day? Practice: First, be willing to stop and acknowledge…

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Sacred Practice: Take a Moment to Relax

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Sacred Practice: Take a Moment to Relax

Between work, family, and the 1001 items on our To-Do Lists, rushing around has become a way of life for us all. But the more relaxed you are in your body, the more you’ll flow through the day and allow yourself to live in communion with the sacred. Yes, you can be busy and be more relaxed. It…

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Sacred Practice: The Power of a Touchstone

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Sacred Practice: The Power of a Touchstone

Every day is like taking a short trip–we have places to go and things to do. So, no wonder we can get lost at times during our day–and even ask ourselves:  What am I doing? Where am I going next? In many ways, we have to establish our own guidebook for daily living. One…

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Sacred Practice: Leaning Back

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Sacred Practice: Leaning Back

We spend so much of our time sitting on the edge of our seats, waiting to get to what’s next. Our thoughts race ahead, leaving us distracted and unable to fully articulate our needs or how to meet them. We’re perpetually leaning forward, itching to move on to the next item…

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Sacred Practice: Restore

By Colette Lafia / Comments Off on Sacred Practice: Restore

Learning to give ourselves a break, sometimes for just 5 minutes, is a great way to shift our perspective, shake off negative energy, and quickly restore ourselves. Yes, we would love to be on a plane to Hawaii, but for most of us that is not possible in this moment, so we…

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Practice Hospitality with Yourself and Others

By Colette Lafia /

Wednesday Wisdom: Hospitality: A Way of Being In a few weeks, I will be doing a mini-retreat on the topic of hospitality. Two things have inspired me to explore this topic more in depth:  my personal experience at a Benedictine monastery, and my work as a spiritual director. In the rule…

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