As a single, working mom of a teenager, and a person with some health issues… mornings can be difficult. As of late i have gotten into the habit of waking in the early hours of the morning, my mind starts churning – working over everything i’m worried about; trying to solve problems as best i can, before i get out of bed. My heart starts beating and I can’t get back to sleep. This morning something remarkable happened. I brought my mind to my breath – and nothing else. I left the thoughts and moved into my body. what is my body feeling? what does it feel like to notice my breath moving in and out of my body? And then …. I went back to sleep. it was amazing. really wonderful. And as a therapist i know this, but as my life has gotten busier and i’ve encountered many challenges lately, I forgot to live it. So, today i lived it and it gave me a gift… the ability to get back to sleep. Blessings.