Let it go

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”

Green self-care- making you and the planet healthier and happier

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”

One day no one came

(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”

Find a way to love

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”