How Sweet it is to Live Simply!

Oh, the stories I could tell about how gorgeously geeky I was in high school! For instance, when we learned about the Know Nothing Party in U.S. History, I immediately adopted this obscure 19th century political party as my own. I'd jokingly tell friends I was a fellow Know-Nothing! ūü§£ Still, there's something about that name that resonates, … Continue reading How Sweet it is to Live Simply!

The Flavor and Favor of Silence

In the silence my worries¬†grow loud¬†and I am troubled. In the silence I hear the cries of the abused, oppressed, disgraced, and harmed, and my heart breaks. In the quiet my soul is soothed and I feel the presence of peace. In the quiet my heart begins to pump joy through my system. In the … Continue reading The Flavor and Favor of Silence

Thinking Less to Be More

Is your mind a bit of a drama queen, like mine? ¬†You know, dwelling on the worst possibilities, fretting about 1 negative word or experience when there were 20 positive ones, blowing your missteps out of proportion ("I'm a failure!"), and judging others harshly for their mistakes. ¬†The more I live, the more I realize … Continue reading Thinking Less to Be More

How Silence & Thinking Less is the Path to Greater Love, Unity, & Wholeness

Cheers friend! After an incredible night eating, drinking, and connecting with friends, when we got home at 10pm I told Lisa I'd clean the kitchen up, take the dog out, and get the¬†coffee ready so she could go straight to bed, since she would get up at 430am the next day to meet a friend … Continue reading How Silence & Thinking Less is the Path to Greater Love, Unity, & Wholeness

Meditation on Quieting the Mind to Hear/Receive More Peace and Love

Mindfulness practices, like yoga, are medicine.¬† Preventative and restorative, life-giving medicine for our FULL selves: Body, mind, and spirit.¬† We journey inward to work through out schtuff, and as we listen to, soothe, and cleanse our hurts, sorrows, fears, and the like, we discover a precious jewel at the center of our being.¬† Maybe it's … Continue reading Meditation on Quieting the Mind to Hear/Receive More Peace and Love