Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. --Anne Lamott As I sit down to write this I feel pleased. I finished my bowl of Lucky Charms to tide me over while my uncooked steak acclimates to room temperature to make sure it cooks evenly. Learn something new … Continue reading Self-Care 101: Lucky Charms or Chardonnay?
"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." --Lao Tzu My new friend Nicole and I walked along the path towards the mountains along Coyote Ridge Trail, watching the prairie dogs scurry across the dusty ground searching for munchies. Silent and focused, they wrinkled their noses, chomped down their meals and rushed back into their … Continue reading The Presence Practice
Nature helps me be present. When I pause to take in my surroundings, listening attentively and observing each flower, describing the details of its unique shape and smell, I am living in the now. It's much more relaxing than living in the future or the past.
Water knows. It dances in the moonlight, breathing in and out under the night sky. It sparkles like fairie dust when the sun shines its face, clearing the path for eyes to see life waving and weaving underneath the light. I want to be like water. When the wind rolls through, I will rise and … Continue reading Be Still Until the Answer
"And so when I started to look at belonging, what I realized is that it is a spiritual practice, and it’s the spiritual practice of believing in ourselves and belonging to ourselves so fully that we find what’s sacred in not only being a part of something, like our DNA calls us to be, but … Continue reading Who do you belong to?
She tapped on my belly and quickly declared, "Leaky gut." When she looked at my tongue, she said, "Candida. I could smell it when you walked into my office." This new doctor was known to be an expert at solving the most difficult health problems. When I came in with a hormonal imbalance, anxiety, insomnia … Continue reading Listen to your Doctor. Follow Your Gut.
Listening to your breath is an excellent tool, but not at the expense of listening to the words of others.