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
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
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
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
Don’t allow others to rush your speech. Take all the time you need to think. Gather your words. Sometimes you may decide that no words are best. Continue reading Morning Musings Feet on the Ground – The Peaceful Warrior
This may very well be the easiest thing you do today or (depending on how often you rush yourself) the hardest. Pick a meal you enjoy and a time of day when you will not be in a rush. Because … Continue reading Mindfulness Practices You Can Start Today – Mindful Eating
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)
It is a pain when you have so much to say but nothing will come out. When words normally flow from your fingers like ink from a pen but your well has run dry.
Continue reading Writers Block – Fighting for Words
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
I recently watched and shared two Buzzfeed videos. In one video women go without makeup for a week and in the other video women go bald for a day. Both videos challenge what our society typically tells us is beautiful and feminine, … Continue reading Makeup or No Makeup? Hair or No Hair?