It was just one of those mornings when nothing could fix it. Whiny and tearful over every little thing, the little Acorn Scout had been moping and pouting since he woke up. It became clear that no matter how much I tried to help, whatever process was taking place in his two and a half … Continue reading The power of befriending the mind (and occasionally, chocolate.)
Yoga has changed my life. More accurately, I feel like it gave me my life because it gave (and continues to give) me myself. Through the shifting sands of motherhood, it has remained a faithful anchor. Since attending my first yoga class in 2001, yoga offered me something my that both my body and spirit craved. … Continue reading 1- 2- 3
The Zen saying goes, “You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day, unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.” When I feel out of balance, I see my first tendency is to add something more – to increase activity instead of slow down. To DO, always to do. “If … Continue reading To Do or Not.
There are many styles and traditions of meditation. You can google "How to Meditate" and get an overwhelming amount of info. Karen Maezen Miller offers her own instructions on Zazen meditation. Kundalini meditation, Transcendental Meditation, Guided Visualization, Tonglen, Qi gong…and others, all which offer great benefits and one day I hope to explore each more … Continue reading DIY.