Discover how getting in touch with our childlike wonder can make every day a new beginning. We are born with a special quality that I like to think of as … Continue readingThis Little Light of Mine
Reciting a loving kindness meditation at the end of a yoga class can help us be in a kindness mind set, but how do we *live* it as we face … Continue readingExtreme Kindness
How are things with you? I mean REALLY how are things with your physical, mental and emotional self in this moment? Take a moment to pause and check in with … Continue readingHow are things with you?
We have been taught that comfort makes us happy, that getting what we want makes us happy, that having things go the way we want makes us happy, that having … Continue readingWhat makes us happy?
Brene Brown tells us in her book Rising Strong, that our answer to this question says a lot about our state of mind. I love that she tells stories on … Continue readingAre people doing the best they can?
I love collage. I find it very therapeutic to rip pages out of old magazines and cut out pictures while I work through feelings. I just pick things that speak … Continue readingCollage
Are you in a situation that you ‘hope’ turns out all right? According to C.R. Snyder’s research, hope isn’t an emotion; it’s a way of thinking. Hope happens when: We … Continue readingHope
In Zen, they say there are only two things: You sit and you sweep the garden. You first quiet your mind and tend your heart, and then you naturally reach … Continue readingSit and Sweep the Garden
I’m reading more of Daring Greatly this morning and it’s about shame – we all experience it when we don’t meet the cultural ‘list’. Women are expected to have these … Continue readingStronger Together
In the end, we are not here to fit in, to be well adjusted, acceptable to all, or to make our parents proud of us. We are here to be … Continue readingWhat gift have you been withholding?
Wabi-sabi is a world view centered on the idea that beauty comes from the imperfections, the incompleteness, the impermanence, like the cracks in this sidewalk. Without the cracks, there would … Continue readingWabi-Sabi
The route to root causes. Whenever I answer my husband’s question, ”What’s the matter?” His reply is, “That’s not it. What is it really?” He knows continued questioning leads past … Continue readingAsking Why