Passions

Creative Mindfulness Some days I wonder if I really have any passions, then other days, I realize that I have too many passions. What I have realized, almost at this moment, is that all my passions actually relate to each other. My love of mindfulness, holistic health, creativity, gardening really all work together. When I…

Courage

I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. The biggest reason I hate it, is that I spend way too much time on it. I love the connections that I have made, including different groups that I have joined, including my newest virtual book club. I used to love to read, but over the last few…

Goals

Who makes goals for themselves? Is it good to have daily goals? Have you even considered daily goals? Do you have both short and long term goals? These are all questions I am asking myself. What are my goals for life? What are my goals for today, tomorrow, next week, next month, the rest of…

My “Zenful” Life

Or should I title it “My zenful life or lack there of”? For me, life has gotten in the way of living “zenfully”. I have not been practicing living mindfully, journaling, doing yoga, etc. I have been finding myself spending too much time on Facebook and other time wasting activities. I can’t decide if I…

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…