We are still in the fist part of the year. That's not a typo. I meant, "fist," not, "first." We are assaulted by the new year and with all its expectations, resolutions, and wintery mixes. Then we navigate the hypermanic and bipolar episodes of weather (sunny and 50 one day followed by a rainy 38) … Continue reading Self Care?
As usual, it likely depends. In the past few years, I found that I'm often worried if people are mad at me. I worry and worry and worry about it. Until the next time I see the person and they don't seem mad (or they are acting like they aren't mad) and then all that … Continue reading Are you mad at me? Should it matter to me?
It's really easy to tell myself to learn from my mistakes. But then I actually have to go and do it. I have to remember that everything from last year did not serve me or others well (somethings did, so I'll keep those). Everything from last year did not raise the vibration of myself... or my community. … Continue reading Remember
Today, I am thankful for these words presented by a lovely mentor Your new life will cost you your old life. Having these words and understanding that every single moment or every single day is another chance for a new life helps maintain perspective. What would it mean if you took the next minute to … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful 3.0… Day 29
We spend so very much time connected to electronics, I think we forget what it feels like to be connected to each other. This weekend, I got to connect with some dear humans without the wires. breathe in look up talk walks pet the dog again grill out share stories give of yourself laugh breathe … Continue reading Unplug to Connect
Feel the fear and do it anyway. Susan Jeffers What does that mean? Some of us understand this to mean to throw away the fear and push on. I always understood this as an opportunity to understand my fear. Study where it comes from. Study what makes it stronger and what weakens its hold over … Continue reading Fear?
Tomorrow is the first day of a BRAND NEW WEEK! Do you know what that means? It is an opportunity to decide how you want the rest of the week to go. Sure, you can't control the traffic, the coworkers, the clients, the patients or patience, the agents or accountants, the students or the studies. … Continue reading Sunday night
On the fourth day of the new year... it was another first day. Today was the first Wednesday of 2017. We're about half way through the FIRST week of the new year. I've talked with several people who already feel the "new" of the new year wearing off. That may be, but I think there's … Continue reading On the fourth day of…
And on the third day, we had another first day. Many people started their work week today. Did you? Some started new workout plans, new diets, new routines, new schedules, etc. Did you start something today? If so, it's the perfect day to start. Every day is a new first day. Today was the day … Continue reading And on the third day…
Today is the first day. What does it start? The year? The year 2017. The journey you've been waiting your whole life to begin? Why are you still waiting? The process to go back to school? The planning of the life you've always wanted to live? LIVING the life you've always wanted to live? Do … Continue reading The first day…
I was procrastinating some grad school work today when I came across a post that told this story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfeJAz3GI60 I've known this story for years now, but my brain only has so much room for things at the front so each time I stumble upon it, I feel the deep welling of emotion that causes … Continue reading When you feel like giving up…
There is so much brokenness in the world. Today, I hope this helps. You matter; no matter what all the people around you shaking their heads are thinking. It matters. If you're wondering if you're making a difference, you are. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FkG-Bh9J9c photo: unsplash
Intention: Get through it. Some days you don't have it, but you just keep going. The world doesn't stop moving just because you do. Ya gotta suck it up and keep moving. Who knows, by the end of the day, you may have faked yourself into moving along with it. photo: … Continue reading Kripalu 7.29.16
Intention: Receive: Receive and refine your thinking. Refine as in to bring more clarity or refine as in to reduce to a smaller component of a larger whole? For me, it's all of them. Submit to all the things you don't have figured out. Know them and know you already have everything you need to … Continue reading Kripalu 7.28.16
Intentions: I can change my patterns when I change my mind about them. Fortitude: Stay strong in your body to create fortitude in your heart. I encountered so many people yesterday who were working on strength in the body because their hearts were (and still are) so broken. These people just kept showing up for … Continue reading Kripalu 7.27.16
Intention: Welcome: Dissolve your fear and welcome to this moment And here we find ourselves with another allusion to presence. I get it... still not there. Take 10 seconds to just breathe and be. When present, you can get a lot done. Planning, creating, envisioning, moving, breathing, and living are all enhanced when fully present for them. … Continue reading Kripalu 7.26.16
Monday at Kripalu was delightful. Today's intentions: I trust that my gut reaction it he truth underneath the surface of my fears. Commitment: Commit to the simplest structure. So when I had started out the day with an extensive and meticulously planned schedule, I cleared it immediately. I wandered the grounds on a hike for … Continue reading Kripalu 7.25.16
Sunday's personal meditation intentions focused on mindful speaking and presence. Then, the morning class with Elena Brower was about presence. I see a theme that my life thinks I need to pay attention to. Since your presences here, in theory, is your presence everywhere, here are a few things to consider: What do you see that you do … Continue reading Kripalu 7.24.16
I walked into class yesterday morning, put down my mat, and retrieved my cushion, bolster, and block. It had already been the most delightful morning as this was the view for my individual meditation: I was there a little early, as I am a little early to most things. I saw this guy walk in. … Continue reading Kripalu 7.23.16
Well, coming out of here, I'm going to have a lot of reading to do. So much knowledge I want to drink in. I'll post the list of books when I get them all. Some gems from the day: "Too rigid is just too rigid." "My breakfast made your action" "Every time you serve others, … Continue reading Kripalu 7.22.16