Author Archive | Maeve

Kick out the negative

I’ve been working on acknowledging negative thoughts and focusing on the abundance in my life.  When negativity arises, I visualize myself kicking it out of my head like a soccer ball.  This is not as graceful as Sharon’s method, but Read More

Making space

During my two years of practicing yoga,  I’ve learned to make space for the unpleasantness in life.  From a difficult pose to a difficult emotion,  we can breath,  we can acknowledge,  and we can rest in knowing that everything is Read More

Looking on the bright side

I recently started stating positive affirmations first thing every morning.  At first this feels a little silly,  but after a few weeks I started noticing a real difference in my perceptions and attitude.  It’s so easy to get bogged down Read More

Double edged sword of noting

I can sometimes note my thoughts without judgement and other times I become frustrated by the number of times I have allowed my thoughts to interrupt my meditation.  Like Sharon says, come back to the breath and begin again.  I Read More

Active meditation

I have greatly enjoyed this weeks meditations.  So often we think of meditation as a bunch of enlightened monks sitting around and chanting mantras,  but meditation is multi faceted and expresses itself in so many forms. Meditation can be active Read More

Earl grey with half and half

When I saw the title of today’s meditation, I ran and made a cup of tea.  It was such an treat to sit and meditate on a cup of tea.  Blue tea mug filled with fragrant earl grey tea and Read More

Appreciating and enjoying a meal

It is such a welcome experience to be truly present when eating.  In our culture of constant and fast food, it is so easy to scarf down a meal without a single thought.  We rush through and off we go Read More

Walking in the snow

It was a beautiful afternoon thanks to the snow.  The walking meditation accented the beauty and serenity of the falling snow, the crunch under my boots, and the peace I found just being present. The small moments add up and Read More

Monkey mind challenge

This was an excellent challenge for my monkey mind today.  I found myself rehashing the work day and being upset with myself for my lack of focus.  I took a deep breath and started focusing on Sharon’s voice.   This helped Read More

It’s all temporary

Sensation meditation has greatly helped me to put pain into perspective.  By allowing space for a sensation, I find it is not as bad as originally perceived to be.  Allowing things to just be and remembering that it’s all temporary Read More