We Hear You! – A Compassionate Response

A Wisdom Walk Insight As I went on a Wisdom Walk this morning, I kept hearing these words echo throughout my mind. As I walked, I allowed these words to be felt in my body and enter my heart. What was it about these words and the context in which they were shared that hadContinue reading “We Hear You! – A Compassionate Response”

Week of Awakening – February

Simple Supportive Practices (SSPs) Today is the day to wake up to your life! For the first week of February 2021, I shared a daily post on both Instagram and Facebook. Each day of the week was given an alliterative name and was accompanied by a mindful musing and/or practice. Below you will find theseContinue reading “Week of Awakening – February”

Embracing Our Common Humanity – Widening Our Circle of Compassion

Welcome to this fifth session in the eight week series on Engaged Mindfulness. This is also the third session focused on cultivating compassion. Opening Practice Christopher Germer, PhD, co-founder of Mindful Self-Compassion program, states, “A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.”Continue reading “Embracing Our Common Humanity – Widening Our Circle of Compassion”

Showing Up For Life: Daily Intention Setting

Today, February 19th, marks six months since I started writing down a daily intention. The truth behind the maxim “what we practice gets stronger” has moved from intellect to embodiment for me. In August, my daughter came across a a 5 year memory journal at a gift shop. I had been exploring the power ofContinue reading “Showing Up For Life: Daily Intention Setting”

Meditation On Vacation With Kids

My family and I have begun our first day of vacation. I have always found maintaining my meditation practice on vacation with kids to be particularly challenging. This vacation I have vowed to meditate every morning. Well, if you saw me this morning, you would have seen someone quietly sitting on the hotel couch withContinue reading “Meditation On Vacation With Kids”

The Echo of Kindness

Standing at the edge of the mountainTwo hands cupped around my mouth, Where do I belong? I shout.Right here! The echo returns.What is my purpose? I call back.To love! The echo singsAs the chirp of the birds,The rustling of the trees,The dance of the clouds Gently move my hands from my mouth to over my heart. TheContinue reading “The Echo of Kindness”

No Mud No Lotus – Nurturing Love Through Our Suffering

No Mud, No Lotus is a well-known quote by the renowned Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hahn. When I first read this quote, it did not resonate with me. Sure, plants need dirt to grow, but what does this have to do with mindfulness practice? Well, today I listened to a talk by Tara Brach –Continue reading “No Mud No Lotus – Nurturing Love Through Our Suffering”

Cultivate Compassionate Connections: Join a Parent Book Club

“It’s natural for parents to want to help their kids feel good, but what we may be missing is also helping them care about others.” ~ Michele Borba Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World I recently had the privilege of co-facilitating my kids’ school district’s first parent book club. It was a collaborationContinue reading “Cultivate Compassionate Connections: Join a Parent Book Club”