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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Mindful House Cleaning

Photo from Wildmind.org Mindful Housecleaning “Before Enlightenment chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment chop wood, carry water”. –Zen proverb Are you kidding?  I hate to clean.  Especially the bathrooms.  I mean, who enjoys cleaning the toilet?  I never could get ahead of the dust and dirt in my home before I retired.  When Jim and […]

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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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Nature’s Messages

Nature’s Messages “From that hour Siddhartha ceased to fight against his destiny. There shone in his face the serenity of knowledge, of one who is no longer confronted with conflict of desires, who has found salvation, who is in harmony with the stream of events, with the stream of life, full of sympathy and compassion, […]

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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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Being Present for the Miracles

(photo used with permission by Michael Coschignano Photography) Being Present for the Miracles “People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle […]

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Self-Compassion

Self-Compassion “You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.”                                                                                                                                     –Buddha Since I started this retirement journey […]

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