Having A Zenful HeART And Thinking About The Future

Driving to work today, was the first day in a long time that I had a huge pit in my stomach. I haven’t felt that way in probably a year since I quit my last job. I know that part of it dealing with my career choice and where I should be going from here….

Self Help Books

Do you like to read self help books? I like to read them, but lately, I haven’t found that I have a long attention span for reading. With that said, I just bought “Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod after being recommended by a friend. I decided that since I am not a morning person, this…

Mindful Eating and Diets

I’ve written about mindful eating as well as following a gluten-free and dairy free diet. I have tried the dairy free/gluten free diet for a couple of weeks. I really thought that it had made a difference, but I’m not so sure now. I haven’t been perfect, but I have made a great change in…

Finding Ourselves

Do you ever feel like you’ve lost your way even though things in life are great? Sometimes, I feel that way when it comes to my career. I have an amazing personal life, maybe could have a better social circle, but overall it’s everything I dreamed of as a little girl. I am married to…

Mindfulness, Yoga, and Meditation

How does one go about having a “Zenful HeART”? This is a question I think about a lot! Do I live like I should and like I truly want to? Do I make time to have a mindfulness practice? What else can I do to make sure that I am living as Zenfully as I…

Food Update

I am on day 3 of my summer cold or my allergies have kicked in yet again and full force. I am also on day 3 of my gluten free, yeast free, and dairy free diet. What ever illness I have, has helped to prompt me to actually follow through with my diet change this…

Food and The Zenful HeART

Seven years ago, I did a blood test, IgG ELISA which showed that I had a major intolerance to gluten, yeast, egg yolks, and dairy. I have had pretty nasty digestive stuff in the past, but that has mostly cleared up. No my allergies seem to really be acting up a lot this year. My…

Creativity and Zen

I love all things creative; I always have! I remember being a child and wanting to take drawing lessons. I grew up with a mom who was creative and who taught ceramics as well as an aunt who taught ceramics, a cousin who was an artist, an uncle who was a photographer, and a grandmother…

Journaling

I have loved journaling since I was a teenager. Back then it was more like, “Dear Diary” topics. Things have changed as the years have passed and I have learned just how beneficial journaling and therapy can be. I certainly need to learn more, but even as a grad student, I wrote papers on scrapbooking,…

Zenful Living

My nieces are two of the most amazing women that I know. They own SaltyGirl Boutique, “a beauty shop bringing you natural, organic and safe skincare products as well as up-cycled sustainable and USA made accessories and gifts”. They also have their “Foundation for Love”.  This foundation was created after my niece experienced a diagnosis of breast cancer…

“Woman Unleashed”

I have been “attending” an online retreat for the past few days and will continue for the next few days. It has been completely inspiring and has really made me think about living my authentic self and how I can nurture my mind, body, and spirit. You really should check out the retreat at Woman Unleashed and…

Making Time For Me

This is a hard post to write, because while I think I take time for me, I don’t think I always choose the best ways to take time for me. I think as adults and as parents, we tend to either not take time for us, or we take time for us and don’t use…