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 »

Out of Doors in Open Air

It has been an interesting and challenging time over the past few weeks and I am thankful for the centering support that daily meditation, breathing, and tapping bring. Last week I spent time preparing for and presenting two workshops about those particular self-care tools. They have guided me smoothly through some life challenges with more… Read more »

Compassion Fatigue

Many of us are natural caregivers, nurturers, helpers…it’s what we do and it’s who we are. Some of us use our skills in a caregiving career. Some of us are caregivers at home or in our communities. Some do all three! It’s no wonder why over time we become emotionally and physically exhausted, sick, or… Read more »

Fuzzy

This morning has not been going as I’d expected. My task list stares back at me, mostly unaltered even though it’s close to noon. Nothing jumps out as an obvious quick win, so I cheat a bit and take an easy one from tomorrow’s list. Having accomplished something, I feel good enough to look at… Read more »

Attitude

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life…The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The… Read more »

Super Stress Buster Plus

The American Institute of Stress (AIS) reports that there is one “Super Stress Buster” that allows our relaxation response to settle right in. It is highly recommended for everyone, including children. You can use it anywhere, it is super easy to do, and it’s even free. What is this Super Stress Buster? Just take 10… Read more »