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Journal

Our Journal is filled with recipes, philosophical musings, tools to be a better human, tips for travel, meditation, yoga as well as the latest special offerings and events from The Broad Place

L E T T E R from Jac – Where Are You Overflowing Your Bowl?

When we are over engaging with social media or technology in general, it can have the opposite of our original intention – which is usually connection and inspiration. So taking a big picture view then narrowing into what’s important to us, and how we can engage in a better way is a creative and insightful…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Your Brain On Tech

This week I really, really felt drawn to working with our emotional landscape, neuroscience and relationship to technology and social media. This is because I have been trying really hard to limit my tech and social media use, and have found it to be tougher than I thought. So I’ll be sharing some science, thoughts…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Diving Deeper

Often, well perhaps just in my personal experience and those I see in our students, it’s easier to avoid the things that frighten us and just deal with the top layer things. Paddle about in our consciousness instead of diving deep into ourselves, our why’s, our past, and our future.  I think often it’s not…
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L E T T E R from Jac – The Pieces We Don’t Know

I like to bring to mind, all the times I was weird socially because I had family stuff going on behind the scenes. Was sensitive because I was simply overtired with a baby who didn’t sleep. Acted odd at work while going through a divorce. Overreacted to a situation because I was distressed about a…
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L E T T E R from Jac – The Saboteur of Compassion

Compassion isn’t a warm cute feeling, it’s an action. It’s the act of understanding, of acknowledging others and oneself, our humanity, our complexities. It has to start with us. We are not perfected human beings never stepping a foot wrong. We are complex, nuanced, conditioned people trying to walk through the world as best we…
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L E T T E R from Jac – What Not To Do

Time to take stock. I love doing this. Creating lists of all the things I know deep down aren’t working for me at the moment. This spans spiritually, physically, emotionally, financially. I spit out a bunch of stuff that is low hanging fruit, right there and obvious. And then I chew on the less visible stuff.  We are so often…
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L E T T E R from Jac – The Fake News That Is The Ego

How the ego LOVES to welcome an imagined persecution and prepare an attack? Have you ever noticed how much time you have spent wishing you said something else, dreaming up responses to what you COULD have said (that are all far more brilliant, witty and cunning that what was said). Or pre-empting how a conversation…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Just Pick One

I work with so many creatives, and frequently the biggest block to building anything in this world, is the idea that it will fail. Instead of welcoming the potential failures as learnings, people freak out, self combust, self destruct or just never get started whatsoever.  But, if you were guaranteed success, glorious, gorgeous, success, what…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Crossing Over

I have of late been diving more deeply into studying the Tao Te Ching and the Heart Sutra. The wisdom infused within these texts is a soothing balm for a frayed modern mind. In Taoism, Buddhism and Zen, there are many beautiful stories that involve rivers, and the crossing of them, used to demonstrate transition…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Don’t Wait, Just Start

Hello lovely reader, I have fallen into a haphazard matter of writing these Letters to you. Without the self imposed structure of daily writing, and at a loss as to whether these Letters have impact or land out into a sea of overwhelmed eyes and minds, I began to write 3-5x a week. The freedom…
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