Welcome to a new year.
2020 got our attention… our fear, our energy. Our focus was on the pandemic, the unknown and change. The energy we used to put into health, wellness and self-care seemed to vanish. Worry and fear are such powerful emotions and we’re not comfortable with them AT ALL. So that discomfort sucked up the energy and focus we might have put into our wellness. Continue reading “New year, new energy, new attitude?”
Meditation and mindfulness helped me wander thru last year as open and calm as I could be. These calming skills are founded in ancient practices but are perfectly suited to this changing world we live in. Continue reading “Each day a new adventure”
I received some great insight listening to a podcast* this week. My insight is this is a great time in our lives to not know.
Not know?! What?
Continue reading “And the answer is…”
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?”