Meet Dava Money

I have many teachers, near and far, over the years. Dava is near and dear, and her generosity toward our community is unwavering. I wish to share with you her upcoming class and various offerings. I have participated in her Authenticity Series, which has contributed to me showing up for myself and others in ways that are fulfilling and freeing.

dava money, M.Ed., is the Spiritual Leader of Unity Longmont Spiritual Center (member of Unity Worldwide Ministries), an ordained Mindfulness Practitioner in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, Holistic Coach, Artist and Author who provides Sunday services for Unity, individual coaching, Authenticity Series classes, classes for Highly Sensitive People, spiritual workshops and retreats, marital ceremonies, and memorial services. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology, an M.Ed. in counseling and development, postgraduate work in trauma resolution, family systems and 30 years of spiritual study and was a psychotherapist for several decades. dava is passionate about teaching ways to calm and soothe ourselves, allowing us to remain fully present for life with all its ups and downs.

Dava’s invitation:

Highly Sensitive People (HSP) make up between 20 and 30% of the population and are each unique. Exciting research shows our brains work differently. Some of the qualities we share include being very intuitive, empathic, compassionate, and creative. Our high emotional intelligence makes us good healers and leaders. All these gifts can best be shared with the world when we manage our needs and challenges. I believe our world needs us now.

Join me in an HSP Intro class to discover more and to celebrate who we are.

A new 6-week class is offered online Thursdays beginning April 13 from 5 to 6:30 pm MT (7 to 8:30 pm ET) The classes go through May 18, 2023.

What will you get from this class? To be validated, to experience pride, to develop practical skills, to be supported and to support like hearted women.

In this class learn more about sensitivities, how to manage them and cultivate your gifts. Discover how to set boundaries to protect your energies.  Enjoy a community of like-minded women while learning how to calm your anxiety and overwhelm to cultivate greater ease and grace.   Explore how you are a gift to this world.

Cost: $120 Register and pay by March 30. Pay through Venmo or by check Contact info: 720-438-8777

HSP class …is the equivalent of a weighted blanket plus chicken soup.  That is, her course just feels calming and healing.  It has helped me lead a better, more thoughtful life. I feel more optimistic about my future. ~B.

Meet Jessa Buchalter

March 5, 2023 ~ Yoga & Women’s Circle with Jessa of Live Love Laugh Yoga

Maintaining a combined practice of medicine and meditation is an invitation for me to engage with the splendors of our community. This Sunday, I was 1 of 6 women lead by Jessa Buchalter on a morning of mindful practice, yoga, journaling, and intimate sharing in the backyard Circle. After unifying mind and body in a space that holds all there is, just as it is, the shares were deep and vulnerable.

I reflected on the times that I felt my life was in shambles and there was so much sadness, anger, and blame. In those moments, I was fortunate enough to find resources such as these to lean in to the discomfort and find my power to Remember, Woman, remember you are more than you can see.

I wish we had a photo of our final moments in the Circle, left hand on our own heart, right hand holding the back of the woman to the right…as we cultivated the power to love ourselves and each other unconditionally.

This is a poem Jessa read to us:

Remember, Woman

Remember, Woman, you were born

Life giver, miracle creator, magic maker.

You were born with the heart of a thousand mothers,

Open and fearless and sweet.

You were born with the fire of Queens and conquerors, 

warriors blood you bleed.

You were born with the wisdom of sages and shamans,

no wound can you not heal.

You were born the teller of your own tale, 

before none should you kneel.

You were born with an immeasurable soul 

reaching out past infinity.

You were born to desire with passion, abandon,

and to name your own destiny.

Remember, Woman, remember 

you are more than you can see.

Remember, Woman, remember 

you are loved endlessly.

Remember, Woman, your power and grace, 

the depth of your deep sea heart. 

Never forget you are Woman, divine, 

As you have been from the start.

	-Reese Leyva

Cheers Jessa, I have cherished our journey of yoga, prenatal yoga, and look forward to co-creating a Menopause Circle in the future!

Cheers to all, may 2023 be year of self-discovery and self-love, remembering and seeing and radiating the luster of who you really are. May you feel nurtured while enriching your unique Circle.

Beginner’s Mind – taking a refreshed interest

My 17 yo daughter brought down a mason jar this morning. Seeing a new combination of orange, rosemary, and star anise, I looked at it with interest and wonder…

As I typically do, I made an assumption. “How did it taste?” I asked. She responds “It’s not to drink, it’s to smell,” and I perceive the familiar tone that I know well and receive as ‘Duh, mom, you’re so dumb, you never get me.’

I inhaled the aroma, I liked it, it was sweet & pleasant

I thought of all the times that she came downstairs in complete disgust of the smell of certain ethnic foods, receiving her dislike in the form of criticism, anger, and ‘you people are repulsive.’ And all of a sudden, perhaps resulting from the sweetness of the aroma I had just inhaled, I understood. I perceived something different- she has to notice what she doesn’t like to find the things that she does like, and indeed, the process of noticing is often UNPLEASANT.

the magic is the shift in perspective, seeing it all in a neutral light,

allowing it to be as it is, dropping the judgement

I have been inspired this week by the dozens of talks in the Parenting Teens in Uncertain Times Summit – the lesson that our teens are neurologically wired to detach and become independent reverberates through each and every talk. Teens are determined to explore the world in a way that is unique from their parents’ experience and so they must willfully exert their dissatisfaction, disdain and dislike for our ways. Ouch, whoa, the cruelty of parenting…and in surrender I place my hand on my heart to eject a release of oxytocin to sooth my soul.

How much gentler could it have been if I had never taken personally the process of discovery that showed up as anger? Will my brain and body rewire so that I can remember next time? The science tells me that yes, indeed, with mindful attention, my physiology is programmed to rewire and be gentler over time. Everyone has that capacity. Let’s drop in to what’s here, right now.