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 »

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 »

Meditation For Those Of Us Over 50

We all know that a daily meditation practice has a wide range of benefits, such as feeling less stressed and anxious, sleeping better, reduced physical pain, increased patience, better focus and clarity, feeling more relaxed and calm, and having a better overall quality of life. But wait, there’s more… A well-known Harvard neuroscientist became interested… Read more »

Friendship

I’m inspired to write about the benefits of having good friends because I’ve just returned from a visit with a long-time bestie. We first met while training for a long-distance running event. There’s nothing like hours of running together during four months of training to get to know someone. And even though we are now… 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 »

Guilt About Self-Care

One of the first emotions to come up when we think about practicing self-care is guilt. Right? Think about it… when I ask you to take time to practice breathing, tapping, or guided relaxation, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Here are some responses that I have heard: “I couldn’t possibly take… Read more »

How I Stop My Migraines

If you suffer from migraines or frequent headaches, you might benefit from my story about how I learned to control them. This happened a few months ago at the end of a stressful week. I was away from home, subjected to unfamiliar foods, constant exhaust fumes, and uncomfortable situations, both physical and emotional. The day… Read more »

I Am Safe

This is a little tool for those of us who wake up with what I call ’runaway mind.’ Minds that go from zero to 120 in the heartbeat that it takes to start the waking process…that precious time when you go from dream to almost eyes open. When everything that awaits your attention in the… Read more »