Mindful Monday #187 – Breathe

Happy Monday! I understand it can be challenging to find happiness on a Monday such as this in the middle of a pandemic. The life that we have grown accustomed to is disrupted by COVID -19 which has brought about a lot of uncertainty, events postponed or canceled, businesses temporarily closed, some of us working…

Mindful Monday #155 – Spontaneity

Take a breath. Breathe in life into your diaphragm. Allow it to move any stale, stagnant energy in your body. Imagining your breath transforming into love and light, as you exhale slowly. Breath in again. Notice any shifts, either macro or micro, in your body or mind. Exhale. Repeat as needed. Has your breath or body shifted…

Mindful Monday #125 – Pause

Pauses are wonderful. Pause for a moment. Now pause for 5 minutes. How do you feel? The weekend is a pause from the week. A vacation is a pause from our daily lives. Even when we are breathing, once we have in hailed a full breath there is a slight pause before we exhale. Our breath is so seamless that we…

Wisdom Wednesday #64 – Radical Openess

My awareness has expanded in a way that has changed me. I feel like I see more and I feel more and I notice that I need more time at home to rest and rejuvenate. This weekend, while in solitude, I came across a series of videos that have so much juicy wisdom. One of…

Wisdom Wednesday #63 – One Breath

Today’s wisdom fell into my lap on Monday. For my spiritual awareness class I was given several assignments one of them is to meditate daily. I learned to meditate almost seven years ago and the practices has  woven in and out. Three years ago I set the goal to meditate daily and I felt the benefits of a…

I am Thankful for: Breath

These past four weeks when I was sick, it was very challenging to take a comfortable deep breath and I could not practice meditation / meditative breathing or practice my voice exercises. Either my sinuses were heavily congested or my lungs were tight which caused me to cough.   I have asthma. When my lungs get tight, they get really tight. Having…

Wisdom Wednesday #35 – 10 Tips to Start Living in the Present

Happy Wednesday!  I hope your day is going well. When I think about the present I think a lot about focusing on the breath and meditation since they have been helpful tools to help me step into the now. Moving beyond those two key elements, there are several more ways that you can become more…

It’s All About the Breath

Stop.  Notice anything?  No.  Check again.  Still nothing?  I’ll give you a hint, check within yourself.  Are you breathing?  Don’t throw the argument on the table that of course you are breathing, because you are alive.  Are you really breathing, mindfully breathing? I started a new improv class this past weekend which focuses on character…

Be Kind to Yourself

Whew.  What a month. I hoped life would give me a little breather and it has to some extent. This series on love and relationships has been interesting. I planned the topics I wanted to write about this month, but I did not anticipate where life or my writing would take me in relation to…

How to Feel Your Emotions

A still lake, a stream, a raging rapid river, a vast ocean then back to a stream and a still lake. The imagery of water in it’s stillness to gaging has been the range of emotions that have painted my week.  As the week progressed I kept thinking how fitting that I am experiencing and expressing…

Mindful Monday #4 – Empathy

My life is shifting greatly and I feel the shift.  Life is responding to my strides for growth and understanding.  I know that all the seeds I planted last year and continue to plant are causing an even greater shift.  I am really in a beautiful place.  I gained an understanding this week that was…