The Seven Stones Blog

We invite you to explore our thoughts, ideas and reflections on our journey through the maze of scarcity into our understanding of Sustainable Abundance.

Transition Practice

By Shea Adelson

In yoga class, and other mindful movement forms, we learn that breath directs our attention, and we learn to slow down transitions between postures. I’ve taught yoga and I’ve said such words. Great ideas! Fun in class! But off the mat, I’m not so sure I lived like these truths were true. This spring-time energy…

The Dynamics of Enough and Failure

By Sue Richardson

fail (feyl)  to fall short of success or achievement in something expected, attempted, desired, or approved (from www.dictionary.com)   It doesn’t take us long to develop a comfort zone. Our comfort zone contains those areas where we are reasonably confident we’ll succeed—whatever that means to us. Even as kids we have one and that’s during the time of our lives when we are the most willing to fail. Stepping outside…

When Nothing is Enough

By Gina LaRoche

My colleague pinged me late last night and asked if I posted a blog. (Monday’s are my posting day.) “No,” I replied, “I have nothing to say.” I mean, I have a few half written blogs and poems in various states of completion, but … nothing feeling urgent. Then I realized: that is it. . . I…

“If only it were all so simple”

By Jen Cohen

“Little by little, we change the world we live in. Even the grand, earth-shaking events of history have their origins in individual thought.” Eknath Easwaran Terror-ism. “Ism” is a suffix that means “the adherence or following an ideology,” (online dictionary), making terrorism the ideology of terror or fear. Fear and terror are powerful forces. They motivate…

Too Much

By Shea Adelson

If life resides in the present moment, life might have felt like too much for many of us last week. I’m not even sure we needed to live in or near Boston to feel rattled by the bombing that radically effected so many people. It’s still too raw, still too early, too many unknowns. Too…

Where Is My Life?

By Sue Richardson

I’ve had lots of conversations over the past few years initiated because aging parents have downsized or a remaining parent has died leaving their children to sort through all their accumulated stuff. I found the process of sorting through my mother’s things difficult because in some way I felt like I was disassembling her actual…

Skillfully Ill

By Shea Adelson

Here’s a riddle: What does a leader do when she’s sick? (Wait for the answer.) First, consider our options: We can ignore our illness and align ourselves with the traditional, cultural way:  to continue—or try to continue–to produce through our un-well condition. We often know the risks of this, but do it anyway. In this…