Kim Roberts

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Too Busy? Here Is Your (Surprising) Antidote.

Too Busy? Here Is Your (Surprising) Antidote.

Saturday mornings when I was growing up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, I learned a life-long lesson. My habit was to sit with a box of Fruit Loops watching Fat Albert and The Jetsons. This meant that it was coming up on 11 am. My mother would eventually find me sequestered in my childish… Read More

Refugee Or Pilgrim? It’s In The Attitude

Refugee Or Pilgrim? It’s In The Attitude

The illusion of stability lulls us into believing we have solid ground under out feet. But we all know things can change in an instant. So a Buddhist is essentially a permanent refugee, or if you prefer, a pilgrim. A pilgrim is someone who embraces this inconvenient truth and uses it to fuel a spiritual path. Read More

What To Do Next (When Obstacles Seem To Block Your Way)

Working with Obstacles

Skillfully working with obstacles is a major part of establishing a solid foundation on a spiritual path, and an essential component of emotional well-being. Read More

Working With Emotions: One Way To Reduce Suffering

Working With Emotions: One Way To Reduce Suffering

Working with emotions might just be the most important life skill we can cultivate. I recently attended a powerful retreat with Tsognyi Rinpoche here in Crestone. During one of his guided meditations he offered: no matter how we conceive of a problem situation, the root of our troubles is always emotional. We may have financial… Read More

On Being An Agent Of Change

On Being An Agent Of Change

Whether you like it or not, you are an agent of change. You affect whatever you come into contact with. You don’t really have a choice about this. What you can choose is what kind of affect you have on those around you. Read More

Writing a Memoir

Writing a Memoir

I never imagined writing a book would be so much work, but now I see that’s just the easy part. Now comes the challenge of finding the right publisher. Read More

Retreat in Crestone

Retreat in Crestone

Crestone is such an incredibly powerful place to settle the mind (not to mention beautiful in July!) and we wanted to create an opportunity for people to come experience a weekend of deep practice in this environment, supported by community and free from the distractions of daily life. Read More

When You Feel Like Giving Up

When You Feel Like Giving Up

If you feel like giving up, it implies that you are trying to get somewhere. But the truth is that there is no goal. And isn’t this really what makes us unhappy? Thinking that we have not reached our goals? We want happiness, success, abundance, love, recognition, and when we feel we don’t measure up against our goals, we suffer. The true prize, if there is one, is the ability to be ok with whatever arises. And this takes practice. Read More

David Bowie Just Gave You A Permission Slip To Live Your Truth

David Bowie Just Gave You A Permission Slip To Live Your Truth

When I look at how David Bowie lived his life, I see someone who lived to the fullest, who shared everything he had, who kept on going, and who was not afraid to keep changing with the times. Accepting constant change means letting go, over and over. To me, that is what it means to practice presence and live fully in the moment. This is what it means to live your truth. Read More

Some Tools To Help You Set Intentions For The New Year

Some Tools To Help You Set Intentions For The New Year

It’s so easy to grasp at what we think will make us happy. When you finally realize that nothing outside is going to satisfy your deepest desires for happiness, you can let go. So listen up: stop looking outside for happiness! You know this. Now believe it and live it! Read More