It’s Graduation, Not Retirement

2017-11-08T16:11:50+00:00 Featured Latest Thoughts|

It took me by surprise, when I first heard myself say I was “graduating.”  But the more I lived it, the more I realized it was true. I hadn’t always felt this way.  When I first considered “retiring”, I was mostly thinking of it as a long vacation.  Then I realized leaving work [...]

The Path to Your Happy Endings

2017-10-31T07:14:15+00:00 Featured Latest Thoughts, Latest Thoughts, Resources|

Do you have trouble seeing the way to a “happy ending” for the situations you’re in?  In your work?  Your home?  Your life?  Is it time to build a new path to your happy ending? You can build a path to your happy ending by actively seeing yourself living your everyday life in [...]

Lord make me an instrument of your peace

2017-10-30T11:00:13+00:00 Featured Latest Thoughts, Latest Thoughts|

  Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much [...]

Coffee – With a Grain of Salt

2017-10-18T08:12:46+00:00 Featured Latest Thoughts, Health And Wellness, Latest Thoughts|

Have you heard the news about coffee?  The latest research shows that coffee drinking is associated with longer life. A large European study found that men and women who drank more than 3 cups a day had lower mortality from digestive and circulatory diseases, and a large American study found lower risk for all-cause [...]

Are You “Home Alone?”

2017-06-29T12:50:15+00:00 Featured Latest Thoughts, Health And Wellness|

The home in your heart…where mind and body touch one another. Some of us have a nurturing and empowering home in our hearts.  It was built by our life experiences, in our early relationships.  As we became adults, that inner home gave us a strong foundation and safe refuge.  We can be alone, [...]

Do Something New (First You Breathe)

2017-06-16T09:45:54+00:00 Featured Latest Thoughts, Latest Thoughts|

Remember this? “If you always do what you always did… You’ll always get what you always got.” I’ve known that, even taught it, for years.  But lately I realized something.  Sometimes – not always, but sometimes –I fool myself into thinking I’m doing something new, something different, when really, I’m doing what I [...]

Better Memory in a Younger Brain (No Matter What Your Age)

2017-06-08T14:26:09+00:00 Brain Health, Featured Latest Thoughts, Health And Wellness, Resources|

How has your memory been lately?  As good as ever?  Remember names easily?  Find the word you want quickly? The hard truth is, as you get older - probably not.   Loss of brain cells starts in adulthood, and by the time we’re 50, we’re losing 1% of our brain each year.  And [...]

5 Great Reasons to Try Guided Meditation

2017-05-07T15:40:50+00:00 Featured Latest Thoughts, Latest Thoughts|

Guided meditation brings deep relaxation. Healing imagery is most powerful when you're deeply relaxed. And good things happen. Here are 5 great reasons for you to try Guided Meditation with healing imagery. Great Reason #1: Repair the negative effects of stress on your health You know stress causes physical health problems, and you know [...]

Six Tips for Healthy Sleep

2017-05-07T15:42:20+00:00 Featured Latest Thoughts, Health And Wellness, Resources|

Healthy sleep is absolutely necessary for a healthy mind and body.  But your body can’t sleep if your brain is “running on empty.”  Give your body what it needs so you can have the healthy sleep you need. Eliminate (or limit) alcohol. Yes, alcohol puts you to sleep - but then it wakes you [...]

What Makes Me Not A Buddhist

2017-04-19T13:44:11+00:00 Featured Latest Thoughts, Latest Thoughts, Meditation|

There was a time when I thought maybe I was a Buddhist. I love what we do at meditation conferences, and most of those speakers talk about Buddhism.   We meditate, and we let go of suffering – our middle-class, first-world version of “suffering”, anyway.  We spend time awash in compassion - self-compassion, mostly, but also compassion [...]