Don’t Wait

First, a reminder… Recently I mentioned that now is the time to use those special things you’ve been saving, such as the good dishes and glasses, the nice shirts you always save for special occasions, or the special soap someone gave you. I received some really sweet responses about how true it is that we… Read more »

Resiliency Abounds

Little did I know my February blog post (The Power of the Pause) would be so appropriate as the entire planet now takes a collective pause. We’re all different people than we were a month ago. I hope you and yours remain safe and well. I am thankful to be healthy and sheltering in place… Read more »

Discovering Old Programs and Creating New Ones

We have been camping at a nice facility in South Carolina, enjoying amazing views of sunrises, sunsets, and moonsets across rolling hills of old pastures. Wildlife wanders through from time to time, and on the way out of the property, there are cows and a couple of mules in a fenced pasture. It’s quiet, dark,… Read more »

The Power of the Pause

One of the many benefits of mindfulness meditation is gradually gaining an ability to see the microsecond of time between an event and our reaction to that event. This concept may be new, so let’s think about it on a smaller scale which we can relate with. When we meditate on the breath, we eventually… Read more »

The Art of Wasting Time

How do you define ‘wasted’ time? Is it time spent scrolling through social media? Maybe sitting in traffic or waiting in a long line? Having to go back and redo something that didn’t turn out as expected? Saying “Yes” too often and doing things you don’t really want to do? Do you ever get still… Read more »

Sleep Well

There is nothing so frustrating as settling down to sleep after a long busy day, knowing I have an early appointment in the morning, and not being able to fall asleep. In my mind I replay random things from the day that are still stressing me out over and over, then I imagine all the… Read more »

There’s More Than One Way to Relieve Stress

Thankfully we are all beautifully unique individuals, even if we have an identical sibling. Our tastes vary from person to person and even from one day to the next. We sleep better under specific conditions, we enjoy some foods better than others, we have different rituals we follow, we laugh at different things, we show… Read more »

Be Still and Breathe

We all have this amazing relaxation tool with us everywhere we go: our breathing. Most of the time we don’t even notice it. Breathing just happens automatically, thankfully, and we go about the business of our life. Or is that busy-ness? Because we stay so busy, we may forget to take a moment or two… Read more »