Sick Days – When Self Compassion is Not Optional 

Ever have one of those days when you are so sick even making your way down the stairs is a questionable task? These are the days when your body forces you to be mindful. It will let you ignore it … Continue reading Sick Days – When Self Compassion is Not Optional 

Wanting to Be Older

Life is more enjoyable when you aren’t preoccupied with being somewhere else (of in my case somewhen). Living in the future causes anxiety and stops you from seeing the joys right in front of you. I know this now but it took thirty years to figure this out. Continue reading Wanting to Be Older

Flexing the Inflexible Muscles – Rituals, Routine, & Surprises

These rituals and routines are comforting and they keep me calm, clear headed, and productive. I give myself enough time to work mindfulness into my morning and it becomes a part of everything I do. Starting my day off right, with a good mental foundation. Continue reading Flexing the Inflexible Muscles – Rituals, Routine, & Surprises

Bodhisattva Vows in My Bathroom Mirror – The Intention to Do Good

People sometimes question taking a vow to undertake an impossible task. Someone once made a comment that I was “setting myself up for failure” by holding an impossible goal. This statement misses the point completely. Continue reading Bodhisattva Vows in My Bathroom Mirror – The Intention to Do Good

Turning a New Page – Choosing Positivity & Starting a Blog (A Five Year Journey)

The world needs more positivity and less judgement. We need better role models and fewer bullies; people who don’t shrink in the face of adversity and stand up for what is right. Continue reading Turning a New Page – Choosing Positivity & Starting a Blog (A Five Year Journey)

Impermanence – Eternally Existing and Dissolving

Everything comes into being and then dissolves. Whenever you encounter suffering in your life you don’t have to worry because nothing lasts forever. This suffering is not permanent. Facing your fears becomes easier because you begin to realize that fear … Continue reading Impermanence – Eternally Existing and Dissolving