Coffee – With a Grain of Salt

2017-07-26T16:16:28+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 [...]

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 [...]

Because Meditation Can Take You Further

2017-06-16T09:47:54+00:00 Latest Thoughts|

I’m not really a computer person - I’d actually rather read.  So why do I struggle to decode computer jargon, wrestle with recording programs and risk crashing the whole site when I mess up?   Because I know something important, and I want to share it. Here's the bottom line:  Stress causes damage.  It [...]

Money for Travel – 3 Steps to Get You on the Road, Fast

2017-05-24T07:56:56+00:00 Featured Resource, Latest Thoughts, Resources|

Some people live paycheck to paycheck.  I live trip to trip.   The world calls my name, and I love it.  Places I’ve never been, exotic places with unpronounceable names.  Water so clear you can see the shadow of the boat, rippling on the sand at the bottom of the sea.  An ancient walled [...]

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 [...]

Meditation: A Call to Evangelical Leadership

2017-04-14T15:05:32+00:00 Latest Thoughts, Meditation|

As a community of Evangelical Christians, we have abdicated our role as leaders in the area of meditation.  This is especially disturbing as seekers leave the Christian faith, looking for depth and meaning elsewhere.  Meditation is one of the fastest growing areas of personal and spiritual growth.  Recent estimates suggest 10 million Americans [...]

Seven Tips for Managing Arthritis

2017-05-07T15:43:43+00:00 Featured Resource, Health And Wellness, Latest Thoughts, Resources|

Having a medical condition can make us feel powerless.  Our body stops doing what it should, and starts doing things it shouldn't.  We get frustrated when no one can fix the problem.  And underneath it all, it's scary. You can't totally control your body, that's for sure.  But more and more, research is [...]

5 Ways to Stop Thinking and Start Meditating

2017-05-07T15:41:22+00:00 Latest Thoughts, Meditation|

“How can I meditate?  My mind won’t stop, my thoughts race – it makes me want to give up!” It’s a familiar problem. Meditation sometimes feels like a thought-wrestling rodeo. But you’re not alone - intrusive thoughts are normal. I laughed out loud when I first encountered that truth. I was a new [...]

Reduce Anxiety with Automatic Writing

2017-05-07T15:41:50+00:00 Latest Thoughts, Resources|

Jessica (not her real name) was anxious and exhausted when she came to see me. She’d never seen a psychologist before.   A young mother of two, she enjoyed her work and her children, and for the most part she felt like she had a good life. But at night she would wake with her [...]

An Outsider…Finding Home

2017-04-21T09:30:55+00:00 Latest Thoughts, Our World|

I’ve been an outsider all my life. I’m sitting in a meditation conference right now, being an outsider.  And why?  These are “my people”, if ever there were any people like me.  Psychologists, most of them.  Though there is a Reiki master/horse massager, too, sitting near me.  Most of us are middle-aged…or more.  [...]