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Overcome What Scares You with Mindfulness

I was sitting in meditation this morning and realized how much fear I had overcome through the practice of  mindfulness (namely, present moment awareness without judgment and with kindness and curiosity).  In particular, I was thinking about the pumpkin soup I made as soon as I arrived home yesterday from an overnight airplane trip back

Create Balance in Your Business and Your Life

Entrepreneurs, in particular, often struggle to maintain a nourishing balance between their own health and the health of their business. Have you ever faced an uphill battle when it came to increasing your energy and focus while working long hours to improve your business? You’re not alone. When it comes to our well-being, we often

Open Up Some Space

I am the kind of gal who likes to cram a lot into a day and into life. But, I notice that sometimes busyness is an impediment to peace, rest, and self-reflection. And, it can even happen in places and at time when the purpose of my days are to slow down and ease into

One Step At A Time

Yesterday morning was very foggy where I live and I was struck by how it reflected the feeling I’ve been having over the past couple of months.  I have felt very burdened with responsibility about the success or failure of a project coupled with a couple of other work-related endeavors that have had their ups

Living (and Thriving) in a Changing World

Change is happening. Open your mind and get curious with all the kindness and compassion you can muster. Apply this instruction to any situation you find yourself in. In fact, it could be a mission statement for life. In the Buddhist texts, it is called understanding and knowing the truth of  “impermanence”–an important lesson on

2020 World Mindful Eating Month – Join us Now!

I went to two local health food stores over the weekend and they were both out of cauliflower! This seemed a little odd to me. When I told the cashier, she said since the beginning of the year they had been having a big rush on vegetables! “They are probably making cauliflower mashed potatoes,” she

Introduction to Meditation Begins Tuesday, January 7, from 7 – 8:00 p.m.

I can still clearly remember the day back in 1997 when I set the intention to deepen my meditation practice. I was sitting in a Quaker church in the middle of an Iowa cornfield at A Course In Miracles retreat led by Tara Singh, a deeply inspiring teacher from India who had spent three years

World Mindful Eating Month–Free Sign Up Now!

Getting ready for your obligatory diet in January? Well, I have an alternative for you that I think you’ll like better. Even if you ate more than you usually do during the holidays (which is true for most of us and for good reason!), there is a much better way to approach January than a

Love For No Reason

As many of you heard, Ram Dass (born Richard Alpert) died yesterday at the age of 88. He was a beacon of light and love for thousands of people seeking to discover or reclaim their spiritual identify beyond or within institutional religion. He wrote and taught about love in a deeply connected way. Here is

Meditation Matters

I was rushing around this morning to get to my mammogram appointment, and I was running late (which I don’t like to do). When I arrived at the window I was told I was actually 45 minutes early!! I had 45 minutes to wait and I’d rushed out of the house so fast that I