Daily (or not) Mindfulness

Just about a month and a half ago, I started a mindfulness based stress reduction online class. It’s free and there is no real time frame to complete it. It’s an 8 week course and I am stuck at week 2. The sad part is, I am still so interested in this, but for some…

Spring Gardening

The weather is starting to get warmer and stay warmer. Yesterday was Easter and we were blessed with 80+ degree weather. Today we are enjoying 70 degree weather. Unfortunately we live in New England and the weather, while not terrible, will be going down to more realistic April temps in the 50’s. The cool temps…

“I Am Yoga”

About 7 1/2 years ago, my children were given 3 amazing books by their cousin. These books were either written and/or illustrated by Paul and Peter Reynolds. These 2 men write amazing children’s books, as well as own a book store, Blue Bunny Books, about 30 minutes from my home. The first 3 books that…

Loving Ones Self

Facebook: the good, the bad, and the ugly. I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. I hate how much time I spend on it. I hate that I sometimes allow it to define me and my self love. I hate that it can , at times, cause my blood pressure to raise and push my…

Gardening

Do you find gardening and plants to be a relaxing mindful activity? What about even sitting in a garden; restful and relaxing? For me the answer is yes. So much so that I contemplated a change in careers and thought about becoming a landscape architect. My mother, who is not the most supportive of making…