Looking for something I could post today in honor of Memorial Day, I found this. One of the most moving songs I’ve heard recently about losing someone you love-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCSMCgqlc-0. As you listen, remember those you’ve loved and lost, and let your heart radiate those feelings. This one’s for you, dad. Even though it’s been 16 years, I still feel the love for you and your love for me. Namaste.
I love this phrase which a colleague of mine suggested be our blog’s theme. “Seize the moment,” is a phrase people like to use BUT are they? Since the start of May, we’ve been asking you to practice mindfulness twice a day for 10 minutes or once daily for 20 minutes. We’ve given you both formal and informal ways to practice. So, how are you doing? What’s your experience been? What obstacles have gotten in the way? Have you figured out a way not to let them stop you. This week… Read more Carpe Momento! →
I had no idea what I was going to write about for tomorrow until I googled The Prophet online and found that this amazing book is coming out this August as a movie. A week ago Friday I read from it in a luncheon talk I did in STL at our Postpartum Support International training (PSI). When I went back to my seat, a woman at the next table stopped me and asked me if she could look at it “for a minute.” “Take your time,” I replied. “It’s filled… Read more The Prophet: A Mindful Journey for All →
In mindfulness practice, we talk about being aware of our lives one moment at a time and to savor the moment we’re in. I had a particularly wonderful opportunity to savor several experiences this week but almost sacrificed them by “doing too much.” Because it alerted me to the self-sabotage that many of us engage in, I wanted to share my story with you. Tuesday, I discovered that my schedule on Thursday was going to be relatively free. Instead of recharging Wednesday which is “sort of” my day off, I decided to… Read more Changing Your Life Is Hard but Worthwhile →
I was “noticing” my life when I came across a free podcast from Deepak Chopra, one of my mentors, about how to have do less and have more without “struggling for success.” It resonated with me so I wanted to write about it here. Actually, when I got back on my mindfulness path, attending this seminar “in person” was the first thing I’d done. What a co-incidence. Anyway, Deepak spoke about being aligned with our soul’s purpose or dharma and living from the level of the soul. He said that… Read more Noticing and Harnessing the Power of Co-incidence →
A story I was looking for the past two weeks, showed up in my newsfeed over the weekend. I wanted to share it with you because it resonates with me, and what I believe is the truth of our existence. See what you think. “One evening an elder Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside all people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us. One is Fear. It carries anxiety, concern, uncertainty, hesitancy, indecision and inaction. The other is Faith. It… Read more Thursday’s Cup of Comfort: Which Wolf Will You Feed? →
I will be in Montana at a women’s retreat “Moon, Yin and Water” with Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen from June 20-27. Before leaving on Saturday, I became aware of how much I need this. While I’ve been thoroughly enjoying life lately, it’s been a little too much “doing” and not enough being. Awareness reminding me it’s time for a break. On the lighter side, Jean’s newest books “Crones Don’t Whine” is a perfect weekend or night-time read for women 55+ and honestly, it’s fun for all ages. I have read… Read more Taking Time for Rest and Restoration →
With celebrating Independence Day and returning from my women’s retreat, the question of “How do we become truly free?” has been on my mind. While many external circumstances seem to limit our freedom, I am increasingly struck by how much we “Imprison ourselves” through recurring thoughts, feelings and memories which is often called our conditioning. If Viktor Frankl could find meaning and choice in a Jewish concentration camp during the second World War, maybe we can too in spite of what may be happening in our lives. So today, here’s… Read more Finding Freedom Wherever You Are →