Viewpoints, Bushes and Plans

  As I was sitting out on my patio this morning looking to find some time and motivation to sit, meditate, write, it occurred to me that how I perceive, react and relate to other people has changed over the past two years.  I came to this thought as I was looking at a rose … Continue reading Viewpoints, Bushes and Plans

Memories Like Beacons in the Night

I drove with my daughter to the beach yesterday. This year was the first time I had been back to this beach in decades. I have a very vivid memory of this beach and it doesn't have any great spiritual significance or meaning for my life. But its memory shines clearly and brightly in my … Continue reading Memories Like Beacons in the Night

Love, Work and Spirituality

I decided this week that I need to spend some time with each Archangel and Ascended Master to get to know their energies and just learn more about them. I thought I would start with Archangel Michael, who is already a big presence in my life. He was really the first one I felt come … Continue reading Love, Work and Spirituality

Stripping the Mindfulness Label

What is Mindfulness? I think the better question would be what is it NOT. This year I have taken on the task of creating a business which offers mindfulness training and support for teachers (K-16) called Uplift Teachers. To start I completed an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course through the UMASS Medical School. Before … Continue reading Stripping the Mindfulness Label

Demian and Dachau

Eastside Gallery of former Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany I believe that there is a light and a dark side to every soul. We are all capable of great things, great good or great harm. It is always a choice we have on how we want to move in the world. But what makes most of … Continue reading Demian and Dachau

Dancing with Myself

We all have songs that mean something to us. Songs that bring back memories - your first slow dance, your sports team's theme song, or the soundtrack to your favorite movie. Music is so attached to our life's experiences. Just think about how effective music is in movies or in tv shows. They heighten our … Continue reading Dancing with Myself

Just Breathe

Mindfulness is on everyone’s mind today but I think the concept is often only associated with living calmly and peacefully without stress. As I continue on my path to become a qualified mindfulness teacher, I am realizing that mindfulness is about being human, about living a life where you embrace where you are in every … Continue reading Just Breathe

Pendulums, Raisinettes and Badasses

Whenever things in my life seem to be reaching the point of no return, it makes me take note (not surprisingly). You know those moments when you realize that you are rehashing the same negative thoughts and feelings over and over again or you see the whole world falling apart into insanity and chaos. Whether … Continue reading Pendulums, Raisinettes and Badasses

A Prayer for My Sophie

She knows. Deep in her soul she knows what is true. True to her soul. True to her life's path. True to the reality she is meant to build for herself. That she is worth it. She is worth taking a leap of faith. That her dreams will lead her to where she is meant to go. … Continue reading A Prayer for My Sophie

I’m Still a Monk at Heart

Netley Abbey, Great Britain Rigorous schedules appeal to the perfectionist in me. I rarely drink alcohol. I am in love with the spiritual, maybe even addicted to meditation and connecting with the spiritual world and my own spiritual self. I am intrigued and beginning to embrace the minimalist ideals of living. I love calligraphy (I … Continue reading I’m Still a Monk at Heart