Accepting Who and Where We Are

One thing I have always had trouble with is accepting me and where I am in my life right now. I am almost 44, and while I know it’s not old, it’s not young either. Is my life exactly where I want it? no, but in reality, is anyone’s life exactly where they want it?…

Feeding Our HeART

Feeding our heart can mean many things to different people and even many things to one person. What am I talking about when I write “feeding your heart”? For me, there are many ways to feed ones heart. I can feed my heart with healthy nutrition foods, with new information, with creativity, and with mindful…

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…

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…