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Practices

James
James

Tips on the TIP, Mexico’s Golden Ticket

It’s last year, the middle of September. Rejoice should be anchored out in the lee of Avalon, our first visit to picturesque Catalina, the island off the coast of Los Angeles that was to be one of the highlights of our…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

Laundry without Machines

We're at our first marina that doesn't have washing machines. Turns out there are no public washing machines in the little town of La Cruz! You wash things at home or send your laundry out. Most cruising sailors in Mexico send their…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

The Southern Crossing: No Resistance to the Darkness

for Mary Oliver, whose spirit left her body during this trip, and whose words have long guided my heartFirst Leg: It was a couple of hours from La Paz, the Peace, to Isla Espiritu Santo, the Island of the Holy Spirit.  Gracias,…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

Fungus Among Us (and sure, Prickly Heat, too)

Sailors are always working to keep mold and mildew at bay on our ships, and, to be honest, those who live at sea must be vigilant about fungal infections on our skin! As someone who loves to geek out about human bodies,…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

Home Meditation Course 13: Love is the Way

If you'd like to receive this information by email in the future, let me know! Sometimes I do not post publicly and only notify my email list. Details below for a sense of the nature and style of my work. Private sessions…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

A Day in the Life

Fhis is what our days tend to look like right now. On the left is the overflow of James' project; he and his work are in the engine compartment, where he's replacing a whole lot of wiring to understand a system, chase…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

The Nature of Existence: a Letter upon Love or Why ONE is Tattooed on my Wrist

One of my students, following the end of a romantic relationship, found themselves feeling horribly about themselves as well as heartbroken. Beloved friend, I once had a breakup that left my self-esteem feeling tattered in a way that was unfamiliar and surprising…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

Kind Words in Dark Times

For most of my adult life, in difficult times, the practice of dropping into the intimate and transpersonal space of teaching has been a great comfort to me; I always knew that I was doing good, every day, by participating in the…

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James
James

Tools We Carry Onboard

I've always had strong feelings about tools, but on a broken boat in the middle of an ocean, they take on a new importance. I originally put this list together for Brittany from Windtraveler when she was trying to piece Scott's toolbox…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

Darkness and Light

This bit of backstory was written May 12, 2017. Last night we went to a talk at OCSC, our beloved local sailing school, about Blue Water Cruising -- which means crossing oceans for pleasure in a sailboat, as we aim to do.…

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