Entering the New Year – Contemplative Reflection & Conscious Intention Setting

This piece is the first of a year-long series of monthly meditation talks and practice. For more information and to participate in the live event, go to Walking the Path of Heartfulness in 2023. Experience is our teacher – We all know this and yet we forget this often. We are moving through the worldContinue reading “Entering the New Year – Contemplative Reflection & Conscious Intention Setting”

Borrowing Joy Practice

Sometimes it can be difficult to feel or experience joy, especially when there is so much suffering in the world and perhaps in our lives. And yet, without joy our hearts can become malnourished. So how might we feast on joy when we may not even have a crumb? We borrow it! Just like weContinue reading “Borrowing Joy Practice”

Savoring the Pleasant: A Supportive Practice

Supportive Practice You can use your mind to change your brain to change your mind for the better. Dr. Rick Hanson, author of Neurodharma and BeingWell Podcast I first learned this simple practice of savoring the pleasant from Dr. Rick Hanson. He writes and teaches about the cross section between neurobiology, mindfulness meditation, and psychology. Continue reading “Savoring the Pleasant: A Supportive Practice”

Week of Awakening – November 2021

most images can be downloaded for personal use only Mindful Monday If you want to be mindful, you have to live in your body. Do not be fooled by the word “mind” in mindfulness. Perhaps the “fulness” is the embodiment of awareness – the mind of the body. I have come to learn through myContinue reading “Week of Awakening – November 2021”

3 Breaths Practice

Supportive Practice Download picture to save as a reminder. I love this self-care tip from Mindful Magazine if you’re feeling anxious, stressed or dread about the upcoming work or school week. It can be applied to anytime you experience these feelings.  This is great for adults and kids. It’s only 3 breaths/steps Breath 1. Bring yourContinue reading “3 Breaths Practice”

Week of Awakening – September 2021

All pictures can be downloaded for personal use only. This week’s theme is HEARTMIND. When we begin to wake up to our lives, to truly know who is living our lives, we awaken the heartmind. The heartmind is our essence, our true nature, our innate goodness. It manifests as our ability to show up as ourContinue reading “Week of Awakening – September 2021”

Week of Awakening – August 2021

All photos can be downloaded for personal use only. I have just returned from my annual family trip to Mount Desert Island in Maine, the home of the majestic Acadia National Park. My husband, kids and I have been camping here since 2008. Here’s a post from 2018 – The Mountains Are Calling where IContinue reading “Week of Awakening – August 2021”

Week of Awakening – July 2021

All Images in This Post are Downloadable. Save & Share This week will focus on developing and deepening the formal practice of meditation. We will explore the postures of sitting, laying down and standing as well as movement such as walking. These four positions lend themselves to practice meditation anywhere and anytime even if itContinue reading “Week of Awakening – July 2021”

Who is Dropping the Banana Peels?

A Wisdom Walk Insight On my wisdom walk this morning, I came upon this banana peel. Totally photo worthy because it was just like in a cartoon. I imagined myself walking mindlessly, stepping on it, flying into the air, and landing hard on the ground. Fortunately, I noticed it and walked around it. Of course,Continue reading “Who is Dropping the Banana Peels?”

Mindful Parenting = Unconditional Acceptance

In Mr. Roger’s quote, replace “good” with “mindful” and you have the definition of mindful parenting. Mindfulness is kind hearted attention. It is non-judgmental awareness. It is unconditional acceptance of the moment just as it is, not how we want it to be. I invite you to ask yourself a series of questions: What doContinue reading “Mindful Parenting = Unconditional Acceptance”