As a wellness and meditation teacher, I want to share with you what calming practice has taught me. It has shifted my perspective on most everything. I feel like I live in a very different place than I did 20, 10 and even 5 years ago. This new place lets me watch what goes on around me and “most of the time” I don’t have to get pulled into the fray. There’s a peace where I live, a sort of knowing that everything is going to be all right. I wish I could share it with you. I suppose this long, long blog is an effort to try to do that… or perhaps to begin a process of letting you know that there is a really different world available, one where you don’t have to stay glued to the media to survive, one where you don’t have to be filled with fear about your future. Continue reading “Love every thing”
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”
(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”
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”
I was talking with a group of professionals recently and had an idea. I asked them to think about what’s important to them. I passed out paper and I gave them their assignment. Continue reading “What’s important to you?”
Mindful practices to keep you living life in the present
Often when I talk about meditation with people, their eyes sort of glaze over… like I’m suggesting they do “ONE MORE THING” in an already too busy day. There are many ways to put a calming, de-stressing practice like meditation into your life. And who of us don’t need a bit of calm, peaceful loss of stress? Continue reading “In this moment is all of your life”
“Why am I doing this?”
It’s a question that I have asked myself on those days when meditation seems illusive and my schedule is crammed. But I’m lucky, in that I truly do know why I want to meditate so I continue to practice and I always will. Continue reading “Why meditate?”
Positional Leadership–Leading from wherever you are
Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.
– Robin S. Sharma