Lately with everything going on—the tanking economy, rising COVID-19 cases nationwide, a federal government that toggles between authoritarian overreach, lies, and violence and complete inaction, climate change continuing unabated, increasing … Continue reading When Hope is Too Much to Ask For
Although July wasn’t really any better than June, and in some ways it was even worse, I find myself in a better frame of mind at the end of July … Continue reading Bookends: July 2020
December Recap My goal for December was: 1) Read for thirty minutes a day. I didn’t read every day, but this month did help me to shift my perspective on my Habit Experiment. I’ve not been responding … Continue reading Habit Experiment: December Recap, January Kickoff
November Recap My one goal for November was: 1) Meditate for ten minutes each day. The first two weeks of the month did not go well. Not only did I not meditate, I also … Continue reading Habit Experiment: November Recap, December Kickoff
October Recap My goals for October were: 1) Get to bed in time to sleep an average of eight hours a night every night. 2) Avoid screens for at least one hour … Continue reading Habit Experiment: October Recap, November Kickoff
“Who am I?” I asked myself again and again during the weekend meditation retreat I attended in August. It was the first time I had been away from my five-year-old son … Continue reading Who Am I?
Present Moment Wonderful Moment: Mindfulness Verses for Daily Living by Thích Nhất Hạnh My rating: 5 of 5 stars Last month I attended a women’s retreat. At the retreat center, … Continue reading Present Moment Wonderful Moment: Mindfulness Verses for Daily Living by Thich Nhat Hanh
I was going to start a Big, Hairy, Audacious Plan on October 1st. It was going to be awesome. It was going to last more than a year and by … Continue reading Course Correction: The Little Audacious Plan
Saturday marked the end of my self-guided 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Full Catastrophe Living). After eight weeks, daily mindfulness practice has pretty much become a … Continue reading What Next?
I’ve been feeling very much off-kilter for the past couple of weeks. I’ve been working hard to just let myself feel off-kilter, but I much prefer to take a situation … Continue reading Sitting With Disequilibrium
Today is the last day of Week 7 of my self-guided Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Full Catastrophe Living). This was the week when I didn’t use … Continue reading An Uncomfortable Silence
So, I made it through Week 6 of my meditation program. (As a reminder, during Week 6, I alternated 45 minutes of yoga and 45 minutes of sitting meditation each … Continue reading Still Here: Week 6 Retrospective and Week 7 Preview