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“I’M ALIVE!”

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

It’s so important not to take life or ourselves so seriously… or too personally. There’s always going to be bumps in the road. Failures, loss, uncertainties, disappointments, etc… are all part of the human experience- the ‘full catastrophe’ of life. What matters most is how we respond and relate to life’s events- and how we […]

Mindfully Me, ‘Mindfulness Muscle’

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Our ‘mindfulness muscle’ is strengthened by the way we routinely use and direct our attention. It is an observing and abiding mind that objectively watches how we are as we are throughout our daily experiences… attentively noticing our automatic & habitual patterns with relaxed alertness, and gently redirecting our attention to the present moment as […]

Impermanence in Mind & Body…

Friday, February 17th, 2017

It may seem simple to do, but we don’t always take ourselves- our mind or body lightly… Disconnected with ephemeral presence, we are often distracted and even disturbed by what goes on in our own mind & body. Can we simply let be and let go these ‘events’ of mind and body as they are […]

Mindfully Me, ‘Fear Buster’

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

To ‘connect & redirect’ can be an effective technique for diffusing our fearful moments. It takes courage to acknowledge & engage our fears, but this is the best way to develop confidence and to help rewire the neural circuitry that regulates our tendency for fearful reactions. Once we connect or acknowledge the fear, we then […]

‘Peace of Mind’

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Let go of your troubles and allow yourself to be free. Acknowledge and accept things just as they are… as best you can. Try not to avoid or avert what is … while it is. The world is a very different place when our hearts are light and kind and our minds are open and […]

Realizing Our Human Condition…

Friday, January 20th, 2017

We all share in what is often referred to as the ‘human condition’… our propensity to suffer in the fragility, imperfectness, and impermanence of our own being. As an antidote to this vulnerable condition, we all have the inner capacity for awareness, compassion & understanding. It is with these core elements of our being that […]

Our ‘Mental Radar’… Mindfulness

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Mindfulness is like a ‘mental radar’… sensitively detecting changes that require our undivided attention even before they may become apparent in the field of our conscious awareness. The more we work with our inner capacity for awareness in stillness & calm, the more refined, focused, and precise it can become at noticing even the subtlest […]

Mindfully Me, ‘Curiosity’

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

The world we live in is one big ADVENTURE! It is always available for us to explore and to examine… and where there is interest… there is inquiry. Curiosity is our natural inclination to keep awareness wide open & “fresh” for discovering and for learning new things. It moves & motivates us even in difficult […]

A•HA… ‘Art of Noticing’

Friday, January 13th, 2017

The ‘art of noticing’… as we intentionally continue to practice paying attention… remembering what’s directly happening in our moment by moment awareness, we begin to sense, feel & witness more detail, texture & freshness in our lives. With this open awareness & free attention, we tend to respond more and react less to ‘events’ as […]

Freely Observing What Is…

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Being aware of ourselves… how we are… and as we are… can be a truly liberating experience. Awareness can help us become free of our continuously thinking & habitual mind simply by how we pay attention to it. Here & now, as the conscious observer, we all have the inner capacity to bear witness within the […]