As I continue my mindful path, I've noticed that when one feels out of sorts it's a bit of a heightened noticing. So much of being mindful and approaching your life and days with mindfulness is awareness. I've become acutely aware of feeling out of sorts. Another part of mindfulness is accepting our feelings and… Continue reading Out of Sorts
This week, I'm headed out-of-town for some relaxing time away and to reconnect with nature. One certainly does not need to leave their town to find nature or to be mindful in it. However, as I'm on summer break, summer vacation is a yearly tradition and my family likes to spend that vacation generally in… Continue reading Taking Mindfulness To Nature
In my journey to becoming more mindful about my life, my present, my actions, I've discovered many new things along the way. Taoism, which I've spoken about before was one of those new things. To me, it's a philosophy, perhaps a spiritual one, but still a philosophy nonetheless. I've also discovered news things on a… Continue reading The Path to Non-Judgment
I awoke today to the news of another tragic suicide amongst the celebrity world. And while this is certainly not a current events blog or a news one or a celebrity one, it got me thinking about mindfulness. The first thought, admittedly, that popped into my head was - goodness if these people with their… Continue reading Weathering the Storm
Yes, I know the season of summer doesn't actually begin for a few weeks now, but for a teacher, well, it starts the moment you leave that building for the last time. As much happiness there is in ending another year and sending children on, hopefully a bit better than they were when you met… Continue reading As Summer Begins, A Process Unfolds
Those of you who've been following along with me on this journey since the beginning know that it all began when I decided to bring mindfulness into my life and found the Calm app. Admittedly, I don't always do the Daily Calm meditation - sometimes I just do a timed silent meditation or another one… Continue reading Cultivation
Even Ollie, the cat, longs to be in the lovely outdoors in this gorgeous weathered evening. 😊 ...
Ohio had a very long, very harsh winter this year. At times, it seemed like it might never end. So today when I had the chance to roam outdoors in nature barefoot, it was quite, quite lovely. The ground was squishy from a mid-afternoon rain, the sun was shining and there was a warm breeze… Continue reading How Lovely Nature Can Be
The Words Synchronicity ~ the simultaneous occurrence of events that appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection. Coincidence ~ a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection. Causal Connection ~ a relationship between two events, in which one event causes the other Serendipity ~ the occurrence and development of events by chance in a… Continue reading Words & Wonder
As much as I love the Daily Calm on the Calm app for its meditations, another part I enjoy are the quotes at the end of the sessions. Sometimes they are so spot on with my current thoughts it's positively eerie! Here's today's...