While you are here, in this earthly existence working out your karma... are you meant to spend your time diving into life on Earth: smell the flowers, taste the foods and enjoy the people around you? Or is it best to invest your time in practice, working toward enlightenment? Maybe you become enlightened through … Continue reading Today’s Contemplation
I feel sorry for kids who grew up with only 13 television channels. But not for the reason you might think. Not because today we have unlimited entertainment at our fingertips. Not because we can watch an entire series in a day. Because I grew up with three channels. Well, until Dad bought that giant … Continue reading I feel sorry for kids who grew up with only 13 channels
It was her first bike ride of the season to school. We'd already stopped twice to rest. It's an uphill climb. We'd just rounded the corner where the ride levels off. Me: You can gear up here. Her: Nope, I'm good. Me: If you gear up a couple you'll go faster with less effort. Her: … Continue reading Life lessons from the 10 year-old
I'm knee-deep in the process of manuscript revision. At first, it seemed impossible to remove 30,000 words from my 120,000-word story. 30,000 words. That's a small book. But I did it. And there's a tipping point. Just like cleaning your closet. The mountain looms large and you trudge hard. But at some point, you reach … Continue reading What you don’t need
When I started my year in yoga, nearly 10 years ago, I couldn't get enough. Enough yoga. Enough meditation. Self-discovery. Inquiry. Visualization. Cosmic connection. Who am I? And one practice led to another. Mantra. Mudra. Trance dance. Herbology. Iridology. Reiki. Reflexology. Other ologys. I devoured it all like Sunday brunch. Attempting to find me within … Continue reading Live the life you have.
That was it. The last straw. You know your kids have pushed your final button when you no longer get angry but instead, laughter arises. Not the hanging out with great friends kind of laughter. Not the Melissa McCarthy/Sandra Bullock nose-taping bar scene from The Heat kind of laughter. It's like an unleashing of deep-seated … Continue reading The best kind of punishment
A couple of years ago, my home was not as happy as I'd have liked. I desired more harmony in my family and set about to be its source. So, I dedicated 40 days to a daily act of service for each member of my family: my husband and my two children. To remind me … Continue reading Humble Warrior