3 Breaths Practice

Simple Supportive Practice (SSP) 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.Continue 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”

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?”

The Mind’s Tug of War

Perhaps you are like me, feeling excited about the warming weather all the while feeling a bit off balance as we move out of our various degrees of isolation. Transitions can vary in intensity from subtle to jarring. We may close our eyes or keep them wide open as we transition. We may even coverContinue reading “The Mind’s Tug of War”

Week of Awakening – April 2021

Click to view the Kick Off Meditation from March 31st via Instagram Live Follow along for the next 7 days for short teachings on practicing and applying mindfulness and compassion in our daily lives. The intention is to encourage and inspire each of us to remember to wake up to our precious lives, to uncoverContinue reading “Week of Awakening – April 2021”

Rest in Love

Simple Supportive Practice (SSP) When we are faced with enormous suffering like the reality that 500,000+ people have died due to this pandemic and their families are left grieving, how do we do not lose hope? How do we maintain and cultivate our capacity to respond with compassion and care? We can ask ourselves, “WhatContinue reading “Rest in Love”

The Compassion Circle

A Simple Supportive Practice (SSP) I received this card from my brother and sister-in-law recently. I admit that it made me cry. Like so many, I have not seen family members in person for a long time. Even in the best conditions, we can experience feelings of loneliness. In a pandemic where many of usContinue reading “The Compassion Circle”

Gratitude: A Two Minute Practice

A Simple Supportive Practice (SSP) Try this brief practice as part of your formal meditation practice or as a daily practice. It can be as long or short as you want it. I have found it particularly useful to do after a long day. The Practice Pause. Take a full deep breath in drawing theContinue reading “Gratitude: A Two Minute Practice”

Mindful of the Mundane

A Simple Supportive Practice (SSP) I randomly chose this card this morning before my morning sit. It shares this simple wisdom of Thich Nhat Hahn. It made me smile because it reminded me that formal meditation practice is great but the real work comes in bringing mindfulness to the mundane – to every day activitiesContinue reading “Mindful of the Mundane”