The news is filled with stories of fear and sadness. But that is not all of the world. There are wonderful things happening every day. People are helping one another. New ideas and inventions will help us clean up the planet. Babies are born filled with light and potential. You can choose to focus on the good, allowing your vision of better days ahead to fill your thoughts. When fear and hopelessness push into your mind, make a conscious decision to release your worry, clearing space for thoughts of better things to come.
Hacking used to be a bad thing, I thought. Hacking into a computer, slamming away until you break through to something that had been hidden to you. Continue reading “Happiness hack”
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.”
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”
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”
(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”
Once you’ve got the basics of meditation, where to go then? Meditation is a skill that we use to calm and ground ourselves. Many of us use awareness of the breath as our focus in the beginning. Once we’re comfortable with calming our mind, learning that we can observe it and not be ruled by it… what then? Continue reading “Ideas for focus during meditation”
Did the title catch your eye? I meet people in my practice every day who wish for more energy. When we watch a child playing with wild abandon, I believe a common comment is often “if we could only bottle that.” Continue reading “Boundless energy”
Gratitude, we hear a lot about it. Sometimes when I hear a term often enough, the word becomes familiar and maybe I don’t think a lot about its meaning. “Yeah, thx man,” might not be plunging the depths of the beauty of gratitude but might be where many of us spend our gratitude “quotas.” Continue reading “Acting grateful”