Reflections

Posted May 26th, 2021

Life can be challenging: Unexpected trials, upended plans, suspended dreams, bodies we suddenly can’t trust, needs that seem engulfing, skills that just come up short. Do you relate? Mindboggling as it is, somehow it just helps to know that others can feel the same. Equally as staggering a thought is that somehow, during our times […]


Peace

Posted May 19th, 2021

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”  Buddha We are living in conflictual times. Health concerns, political and societal unrest, perhaps financial uncertainty all impact the conflict that so many of us are struggling with. Last fall as I was standing in line to cast my absentee ballot, people around me began talking […]


Take a Small Step

Posted April 21st, 2021

I remember times in my life when everything seemed totally overwhelming. I just did not know what to do. Life felt like it had kicked the breath totally out of me. Have you experienced those kinds of difficult periods? Sometimes they come around loss … of job, of health, of a precious person. Sometimes they […]


Sharing Energy

Posted April 14th, 2021

Do you have a favorite flower? It is very difficult for me to choose a favorite, for there is such a vast array of floral beauty! I must say, though, that I am perhaps drawn most to the sunflower. What an amazingly stunning flower. They are unusually tall for a flower, some growing to as […]


Breathing for Stress Reduction

Posted March 10th, 2021

“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way:on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”– Jon Kabat-Zinn Each of us averages 20,000 breaths per day. Yet only a tiny percentage of those breaths are conscious, in the sense that we are not aware of each individual breath. Breathing is involuntary until we place our attention […]


Breathing Amidst Uncertainty

Posted March 5th, 2021

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the hardiness of our spirits. We are all filled with spirit. It is the essence of who we are. Within our spirit we find strength, resilience, character, places of hope and perseverance. The spirit within each of us is a life force that gets us through our challenges. […]