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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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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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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Forgive and Let Go of Suffering

Forgive and Let Go of Suffering “If someone has abused you, beat you, robbed you, abandon your thoughts of anger. Soon you will die. Life is too short to live with hatred.”                                                                                                                                                  The Buddha Like almost everyone, I have relationships that have ended badly.  I recognize that as humans, we can and do feel […]

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