What brings out the best in you? For me, it’s pausing. When I pause, breathe, ponder, and wonder, love fills and shines through the space that slowing down fosters within us. Looking back on my missteps; the common thread between when I say or do something hurtful, stupid, disrespectful, and/or unkind, is when I do not stop, and take … Continue reading The Love Pause
Letting Our Light Shine: Awakening to the Love Within & Without
As I've been witnessing the outpouring of kindness, compassion, humor, giving, understanding, and togetherness, amazing people like YOU have been sharing since the pandemic turned our worlds upside down, I realized: We're collectively making Love. Not the way we usually use the phrase, but in its literal, and original sense. We're making, creating, expanding, increasing, and growing Big Love, … Continue reading Letting Our Light Shine: Awakening to the Love Within & Without
What Lights You Up?
What lights you up like a perfectly decked out Christmas tree? What makes work and chores easy or fun? What brings meaning to your life, or is your purpose? In "As You Think", philosopher and author James Allen says: "You will become as great as your dominant aspiration. ... If you cherish a vision, a lofty … Continue reading What Lights You Up?
Why Having a Strong Centering Point Amidst the Storms of Life Makes a World of Difference: Yoga Life Lessons
11 years ago I suffered a severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). A few life saving, and plastic, surgeries later, the medical staff warned my family and friends the recovery would be LONG. While they were spot on about that, they were mostly wrong in saying I'd reemerge foul-mouthed, angry, and confused. Though I was certainly … Continue reading Why Having a Strong Centering Point Amidst the Storms of Life Makes a World of Difference: Yoga Life Lessons
Meditation on Calming and Centering Our Minds via Our Feet
Feet are fabulous! They're these magnificent marvels that move, flex, bend, root, and balance, allowing us to step, walk, jump, dance, and play. When we stop to think about it, they're really quite incredible ... don't you think? And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Feet are also wonderful sensory organs that are gateways … Continue reading Meditation on Calming and Centering Our Minds via Our Feet
Tuning Out to Tune In and Up: Reflections on a Solstice Walk and the Contemplative/Centering Value of Nature
“The spiritual journey is a constant interplay between moments of awe followed by a process of surrender to that moment. We must first allow ourselves to be captured by the goodness, truth, or beauty of something beyond and outside ourselves. Then we universalize from that moment to the goodness, truth, and beauty of the rest of reality, until our … Continue reading Tuning Out to Tune In and Up: Reflections on a Solstice Walk and the Contemplative/Centering Value of Nature