Deep Vocal Sigh Practice

Came upon this quote today (above) as I was listening to Atlas of the Heart written and read by Brene Brown (worth the read; audible version is amazing!) and felt validated! I sent the quote to my partner and said, “This is why I sigh!”  Throughout my adult life, I have been a “sigher.” WheneverContinue reading “Deep Vocal Sigh Practice”

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”

Box Breathing – Lovingkindness Style

Supportive Practice Box breathing is a popular practice for calming the body and mind, bringing yourself into ease. I find it to be a lifesaver when experiencing reactivity, anxiety, stress, cravings, anger, any type of disregulation (feeling uncentered or imbalanced).  Box breathing is VERY simple! It’s free! You have do it anywhere, anytime without anyoneContinue reading “Box Breathing – Lovingkindness Style”

Hand in Hand Practice

Supportive Practice Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash Pause and find a comfortable posture Take a couple of deep breaths to settle the body and mind Contemplate this question – what is one thing in your life that you can rely, that is constant in your life, that is always present for you regardless ofContinue reading “Hand in Hand 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”

Week of Awakening – October 2021

images can be downloaded for personal use only This week’s theme is Self-Compassion as Self-Care. I had the honor of talking about this topic with a group of high school seniors. To those of us who are way past that age, how might your life have been different if this topic was shared with you atContinue reading “Week of Awakening – October 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”