In Honor of Earth Day

In Honor of Earth Day I recently had the pleasure of experiencing this meditation in my class, The Artist’s Way.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  The Leaf:  A Meditation on Transitions By Joyce Rupp You will need to find a leaf for this meditation.  It is best to find a […]

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Mindfulness After Sixty: 21 Practices

Mindfulness after Sixty:  21 Practices “The little things?  The little moments?  They aren’t little.” –Jon Kabat -Zinn I’ve been on this mindfulness journey for several years now and I decided to use this blog post to reflect on what I’ve learned from my experiences so far.  Some of these practices have worked well for me […]

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Reflections on Autumn

Reflections on Autumn Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.                                                       […]

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Teaching Mindfulness and Meditation

Teaching Mindfulness and Meditation “Wisdom cannot be imparted. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else … Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.”  ― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha It dawned on me recently […]

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Transformation

BUTTERFLY When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.                                 –Dean Jackson I’ve been thinking […]

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Everyday Mindfulness

Photo used with permission by Alcophotos Everyday Mindfulness “The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”                                                                                                         Thich Nhat Hanh As I’ve noted before, mindfulness is a personal journey and some practices may resonate with us more than others. That’s certainly […]

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Mindfulness vs. Concentration

Mindfulness vs Concentration “Let the past be content with itself, for man needs forgetfulness as well as memory”  ― James Stephens, Irish Fairy Tales Focus, Focus, Focus I am absolutely convinced that my cell phone has feet!  Because, every time I look for it, it is hiding in a new place.  When Jim called my number this […]

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I Miss The 1960s!

I Miss the 1960s! “If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliché that must have been left behind in the 60s, that’s a problem. Peace and love are eternal.” ― John Lennon One of my favorite TV shows is Sunday Morning on CBS.  This week’s show included a video of The Beatles’ 1960s […]

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Stay! Problems with Meditation

Stay!  Problems with Meditation “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”                                                                       ― Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation I’ll be the first one to admit that meditation isn’t easy for me.  Usually, the problem is about distractions, or at least that’s what I tell myself.  Here […]

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