Living “Zenfully”

What does that even mean, “Living Zenfully”? I’m not really sure that Zenfully is and actual word or one that I made up or maybe even someone else made up, but what does it mean. For me, living “Zenfully” means, being true to yourself, living out your own truth. I think that it is something…

Decisions and the Zenful HeART

Making decisions can be tough, especially when they can be life changing decisions. As I’ve written about in the past, I am at a crossroads with my career. I have a quote, from Ralph Waldo Emerson, that says, “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave…

Needing Some Zen

Here I have this blog about living a Zenful life and having a Zenful heart, yet I don’t feel like I am living that way right now. I, like a lot of people, am not truly following my heart. Like I’ve written before, I have a pretty perfect life. I have an amazing husband that…

Mindfulness and Kids

I’ve been thinking about finding a way to work with kids and mindfulness practices for some time now. Last year, right around this time, I had met with a friend about mindfulness practices and offering it to some local after school programs. Last year, I sent out an e-mail to one school and was turned…

My Current Zen Practice

It feels a little bit funny to talk about my current zen practice, because it’s not what you would traditionally call meditation or mindfulness. Right now, I am a little obsessed with drop spinning and knitting. While I know that knitting is a mindful practice, I haven’t seen much about spinning yarn and mindfulness, but…

A Zenful Life

The word, Zen, can get thrown around a lot. The word zen is actually a school of Buddhism. I had no idea until I started thinking about naming this blog “The Zenful HeART”. Zenful is a word that people have coined to mean, relaxed, peaceful, calm, or at least that is what it means to…

Feeling a Little More Confident

I would have to say, I am feeling a little more confident in my desire to change careers. When I think About my career goals and what I want to do, it’s not so much a career change, but a change in how I see myself as a social worker. I keep asking for a…

Dreams and Careers

Today is my kids second day back to school. It is also my first day home alone. How did I choose to spend my day? First, I came home and did a load of laundry. After that, I decided to spend time at Michaels craft store. I bought some new artificial flowers to change up…

Journaling and Bullet Journaling

My Current Vision Board I guess you could say, I’m kind of a journal addict. I not only have a bunch of journals that I have written in, I have many journals that I have not written in. I love pretty journals. I also love having journals for different topics. What I haven’t decided is,…

New School Year, New Goals

Creating a zenful heART can be really tough, especially when you know that your career path is not going the direction you want and, right now, you do not see a different path. With the new school year upon us, it’s time to take a fresh look at my career and even life goals. How…

“Morning Miracle”

Reading the book on vacation I am recently back from vacation and it is hard getting back into the swing of things even though I have been back for a couple of days. Before vacation I started reading “The Morning Miracle”. It’s a good book and I am getting a lot out of it, but…

Life Changes and the Zenful HeART

I just returned from a week in Bar Harbor and while it had it’s ups and downs, it was 99% positive. I allowed myself to get really angry and held on to that anger a bit, ok a lot, longer than I should have. Thankfully, this anger was a short time and I was able…