The full moon gets all the attention. She’s bright and beautiful and brings a special sort of energy to many of us. Recently, however, my attention has been drawn to the quieter, more mysterious version of the moon, the new moon. The new moon brings us “new beginnings power.” I use her arrival as my reminder to meditate on my intentions, goals, problems and progress. Continue reading “New moon- new beginnings”
You might have noticed me doing a lot of sound events lately. I’ve studied and practiced sound healing for many years so it all makes sense to me. But if the idea that sound can be healing is news to you, I wanted to take a bit of time and offer some info that might help you comprehend how sound can be beneficial to you- body, mind and spirit. Continue reading “Sound healing- real, comforting and available”
Where do you go for peace or solace? One of my common answers would be to go outdoors. However, I need to have a place in the house that is my place of calm and comfort. Call it an altar perhaps, but this is my place of Ahhhhhhhh.
I eat mostly gluten free. Not due to celiac but rather that simple white wheat flour products bring out some giant craving in me that i’m tired of fighting. I’ve found gluten free pasta that I like, cereal, even pizza crust but sometimes I just miss bread. While I know there are exceptions, I haven’t found a bread that I like. Continue reading “Not a cooking blog but…”
Why do we love labels so much? Does it give us comfort to “belong” to a group? Does it help us define ourselves… maybe to ourself and to others? Do we hold the group’s label as something better, higher, more right? Continue reading “no labels, thank you”
I’m taking a meditation class right now. Yes, I still take classes. There’s always something new to learn and I find that experiencing the learning process as a student brings fresh insights to me.
In our class practice, we were doing gathas. A gatha is like a mantra but a longer phrase intended to keep the mind in the present moment.* Our gatha included the phrase “I smile. ”
How to cope in trying times? I choose to look for the light, the positive, the encouragement. Here’s why.
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.
It’s parade day in Canton Ohio. For those of you who aren’t local, Canton is the home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We’re in midst of the annual HOF celebration and this morning is the big parade complete with bands, lovely women and men marching and waving, plus there are lots of those big, floaty balloons. Yippee! Or not? Continue reading “Be the parade?”
I’m a hiker. I love to walk, climbing thru the woods, regardless of season. Well, that’s true most of the time. I struggle in the steaming heat of summer. I step outside the door and feel smacked in the face with a wall of humidity and heat. So… it’s tough for me to motivate myself to get moving. Continue reading “Go ride a bike!”