One of my jobs is to teach meditation and wellness. Sometimes I teach in corporations. I taught today at my local public library… for free. I do these sorts of events as part of my practice. The library is one of my favorite places and when they invite me to help them out, I go. Continue reading “Who am I… perhaps finally exactly who I’m supposed to be.”
I saw a quote recently on TinyBuddha on FB that said, “I would like to publicly announce that I have no idea what I’m doing.” I slapped a big ole ❤️ on that one. Continue reading “no idea”
Soothing. Isn’t that a lovely word? It makes me feel better to just say it, “Sooooooothing.”
What soothes you? Continue reading “Soothe, soothing, soooooooothing”
I love trees. I love the outdoors. I understand the power of spending time in nature. So, in my life spending time with 1000’s of trees, maybe more… how does one tree rise to the lofty honor of being my favorite? Allow me to tell you. Continue reading “My favorite tree”
Fall is my favorite season. Cooler weather brings sweaters and wool socks and the feeling of being cozy. Savoring a cup of warm tea- bringing its heat to my hands and warming me within. It’s time to bundle up a bit and take a hike in nature.
Nature is always such a powerful teacher. The trees often “speak” to me if I can slow my mind enough to listen. Continue reading “Let it go”
First there was self-care, a gentle nudge to take better care of your body mind and spirit. The idea started along with the rise of the civil rights movement and women’s rights. The concept grew that people needed to take an active role in taking care of themselves. Dan Rather opened a segment of 60 Minutes in 1979 with the statement, “Wellness: Now there’s a word you don’t hear every day.” Continue reading “Green self-care- making you and the planet healthier and happier”
It’s not always easy in the beginning, I know. Getting comfortable with a mindfulness or meditation practice is like learning any other life skill… it can take a bit of practice. Continue reading “your meditation support team”
We all are living in a time of change. I’m working on a time of change personally. As with any project, I believe most of us do what we can to succeed in whatever is before us. One of the coaches I have been working with said today, “Be prepared to succeed.” Continue reading “Be prepared to succeed”
(This is one of those blog posts that’s much more personal and not so instructional. I’m never sure it really belongs here in the blog but for the moment… it’s here. )
I lead meditation groups in my community. I see meditation as a powerful tool in learning how to reduce stress and live our best life. I organize these groups in hopes of reaching people who might not have had the chance to explore meditation and as a place for meditators to share energy and experience. The attendance is variable, lower in the summer when there’s so much fun, light, freedom and play going on. I never worry about attendance, seeing leading these groups as part of my job as a teacher. Generally, we have between 4 and 20 but sometimes as low as one.
Until today. Today no one came. Continue reading “One day no one came”
friend asked on social media today to share affirmations that have helped me most in life. Her affirmation, “I am enough” encouraged her to start a new business that is blossoming
I pondered the question, as I love to write quotes and have pages of them. But it only took a few moments of meditation to find the one that I wanted to share with her and with you today.
“Find a way to love.” Continue reading “Find a way to love”