This Moment…

“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” - African Proverb What truer words can be offered than these for this moment? Not being a sailor, I can still identify with the idea of recognizing that challenge can help us strengthen our skills. Smooth sailing is a gift but there can also be gift in challenge, …

These Days of Co-Vid and Designing a Life of (new) Daily Practices

As CoVid19, or the Coronavirus, continues its progression globally,  I check the latest updates daily, morning, noon and evening, and try to remember to work in the new habits accordingly. I follow the recommendations - wash hands frequently for 20 seconds while singing “Happy Birthday”, avoid touching surface, avoid touching my face, create distance from …

“Clearing”

Do not try to save the whole world or do anything grandiose. Instead, create a clearing in the dense forest of your life and wait there patiently, until the song that is your life falls into your own cupped hands. - Martha Postlewait      

Mindfulness….

"is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn't more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it." ~ Sylvia Boorstein

Three Core Practices – Meditation, Gentle Yoga and Yoga Nidra

I was watching the documentary "Heal" a few nights ago and was reminded, once again, of the potential impacts of stress on our health.  Watching the various healing techniques in the film reinforced my belief that creating habits in our daily life that can help us reset, recharge and de-stress are as essential as any other …