The key to being with fear is in contacting what is here now, rather than trying to push it away. Here's a story from the river that helps us understand that. In kayaking, you learn about what is called a keeper hole.
Thanksgiving offers opportunities to learn and bequeath meaningful life lessons for peace, joy and happiness. November can be a gray, cold and diffi...
From enhanced well-being and productivity, to sustained joy and peace, a consistent mindfulness practice brings balance to your life and business.
Every now and then I hear a story that touches me. Dan, my husband, had an old friend in town from Wisconsin. I knew his friend's father was home un...
The holiday season can be any way you want it: full of stress or full of joy. It can be a time to dread or anticipate with excitement.
Finding your authentic voice is for naught unless you are willing to use it. When you live with a willingness to allow your authentic voice to be heard something mystical and magical begins to happen: Your heart opens and your soul soars because you are revealing who you were born to be.
Life is beautiful, breathtaking and lovely, but also complicated, messy and ugly at times. That's what is so amazing about our spirits' human experience! Without our struggle and pain, how would we fully experience and appreciate the beauty and joy?
As the language suggests, it is a "response ability" -- the ability to choose our response in every moment to all that is going on around us. A choosing that allows us to claim ownership of the circumstances of our lives, and thereby, to contribute to making them better.
Aligning with what is here is a way of practicing presence. It allows us to respond to our world with creativity and compassion.
My two favorite affirmations are: "Oh boy, more fun!" and "I love this!" No matter what's going on in my life, I challenge myself to say, "Oh boy, more fun" or "I love this!" Check it out and see how the world around you responds.
I cannot point to one thing and say, "It is that right there that brings me effortless joy!" any more than I can say, "Oh, the sky starts right over here." It is these series of breaths we take and the beautiful things that happen in between them that provide weight to our existence.
I think you don't have to be an athlete to get "in the zone." Students know it when something they have been struggling to learn all at once comes clear and the answers flood in. I had that experience when I was a little kid, flummoxed by mathematics.
Fear of What Others Think! It is something that rules many people's lives -- not yours of course -- but I bet you know someone whose life is control...
There is so much beauty all around you. Open up, take a deep breath and let it in! Let every moment be a meditation.
I know we are all busy, and it is not easy to exercise gratitude on a daily basis, so I have found ways (tricks) to keep me on track. I know that cultivating gratitude is a choice I need to make every day, or I will miss all the magical moments of my life.
I hold on to my hopes like a life preserver. I cling to the notion that humanity is mostly good at the core.