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

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

Stepping Into Mindfulness

I don't know about you but when I decided to start practicing mindfulness, I thought that I had already taken my first steps towards living mindfully and had a good foundation to build upon. For the past two years I had already begun adding in meditation and intuitive exercises, working from gratitude, trying to act … Continue reading Stepping Into Mindfulness

Optimistic but Still Honest?

DISCLAIMER: I wrote this yesterday, which was a difficult day for me in some respects but also had so many blessings. I am choosing not to edit the post because I do think that honesty serves best the message I felt I was meant to get from yesterday and my reflecting on it through this … Continue reading Optimistic but Still Honest?

Finding the Spiritual in the Everyday

My mom used to talk to herself when she washed dishes. I would watch her from the family room as she stood by the sink looking out over the backyard and having such serious conversations with an imaginary other. They usually felt like she was defending herself or arguing her point. She was probably replaying … Continue reading Finding the Spiritual in the Everyday

Simplicity

I read about Surrender today and immediately wondered, "Do I need to surrender when it comes to food and nutrition?"  The answer to my question was "Yes." Food and fitness are two things I am really working on balancing in my life right now. This comes back to mindfulness and mindfulness can be so challenging. … Continue reading Simplicity