How Is Your Haal?

I read a very interesting article this morning on Facebook. Sometimes, Facebook is actually a great place to see different articles. I actually read a couple of great things this morning, but the article “The Disease of Being” bu Omid Safi was particularly good for me to read. I’ve had the discussion about being over-scheduled…

My Own Zenful HeART

It’s kind of funny, but I really haven’t been that focused on my own “zenful HeART” lately. I have not been taking my own advice and have not really been focused on making sure that I am living a life that is what I consider to be “zenful”. I have not focused on enjoying the…

Anxiety, Children, and Mindfulness

Last week, I went to a workshop that was put on by my town’s public school department. Honestly, with 3 kids and myself having some sort of anxiety issue, whether by diagnosis or by symptomatically, it was really helpful both personally and professionally. I learned a lot about how anxiety can be presented in children,…

Making Changes and Mindfulness

Making changes and mindfulness is something I think about often. At almost 44, I feel like I am in a constant state of evaluation and re-evaluation of my life. I feel like this has been a way of life for 6 or 7 years now. Is that a bad thing? I think evaluation and re-evaluation…

If Money And Failure Were Not An Option

If money and failure were not option, what would I do? I guess I know what I would do, but unfortunately, money is an important piece of what I do next as well as being successful. I know what I want to do, but I don’t know how to do it. I want to help…

Manifestation/Vision Board

Facebook has opened a whole new world of groups and acquaintances. I used to automatically state that I have a whole new set of friends because of Facebook, but the reality is they are not my friends, but they are people I interact with often. What I love about it, is that I get to…

Zen

According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the meaning of zen is: “a Japanese school of Mahayana Buddhism emphasizing the value of meditation and intuition.”  To me, Zen means: peace, quiet, calm, and meditative. My artist friend created this beautiful picture of a woman with the most peaceful, happy contemplative look on her face. If I could…