I write about process and mindfulness because it helps me to see my own self more clearly. I write because for me, it’s like air. I feel more alive when I’m doing it. It’s bliss. Even when it’s not, it is. I share my writing, not because I know the “right” way to do it… Continue reading The Mentor
“The rain falls equally on all things.” Do you wanna be right or do you wanna be happy? I mean, you just are…right about this. And you’re mad. Furious actually. Cause you’re right and by default then, the other is wrong. And as far as I can tell, you can’t be right(eous) and happy. You… Continue reading Do you wanna be right or happy?
“Re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of… Continue reading Why isn’t it working for me? Another mindful exploration of life…
Today is five of five in my exploration of mindful parenting. What keeps coming back to me is how I do anything is how I do everything. How I live my life is directly connected to how I parent. Nothing is separate. It’s not me over here and my kids over there. It includes… Continue reading Mindful Parenting: Divorce, Baby Daddy and Me.
Have you ever wondered what that saying means: It’s not what you do, but how you do it? What does this actually look like in everyday life, for example when you are really pissed off about something? Or how about this one? I learned it in therapy: It’s not what you do, but who… Continue reading It’s Not What, But How
Some of my greatest gifts have been words — laconic in nature. They arrive at just the right moment. The first time I met my sweetie for tea (which turned out to be a coconut smoothie for me and red wine for him), I shared one of my favorite quotes: “A miracle is a shift… Continue reading A Gift
“War and peace begin in the hearts of individuals. Strangely enough, even though all beings would like to live in peace, our method of obtaining peace over generations seems not to be very effective: we seek peace and happiness by going to war.” –Pema Chodron I’m going home for Christmas, always a great opportunity… Continue reading When you just don’t know what to do: A mindful approach to right action
That’s my theme song this week. A love song. From me, to me. I fucked up. I hate when that happens. Really really hate it. Thinking about my theme song and what it means when I screw up. I was doing the best I could when I booked flights during winter break based on past… Continue reading Have a Little Faith in Me
Hey love, If you just spent an hour in bed surfing for inspiration, not wanting to get out from under the covers yet, and you missed the window for your morning meditation, this is for you. And me. No beating yourself up! Shit happens. I promise, a beating will not help you get out of… Continue reading Monday Love
Happy Friday from beautiful and chilly Monterey, CA. Going to keep it short and sweet today. There’s a rugged coastline with jaw-dropping views calling my name. Staying with my theme Go Outside, Now. Or today, “Shut up and Dance with Me.” Embodying my mindfulness practice. Embodying my emotions. Embodying my deep feminine nature, means literally… Continue reading Shut Up and Dance With Me