Author Archive | SueB

#RealHappiness Day 8

Today is the first walking meditation.  The first time I attempted a walking meditation, I thought I was going to lose my balance, the group was walking very slowly. What I like about this type of meditation is that it Read More

#RealHappiness Day 7

Wow – it’s the end of Week 1!  Did it fly by for you?  It did for me.  Reflecting on this week of concentration exercises, I find myself feeling most comfortable with the counting meditation and the image of thoughts Read More

#RealHappiness Day 6

Calmness and alertness.  In today’s lesson we’re trying to be balanced in response to the meditation practice.  The description of holding a breakable object helped me to understand the need for alertness while being calm.  As the meditation continued, I Read More

#RealHappiness Day 5

What a powerful lesson #SharonSalzberg has for us today – “finding that magic moment when we realize we’ve been distracted”.  What a great reframe!  How many times have I felt like I was doing something wrong because I got distracted?  Read More

#RealHappiness Day 4

Begin again.  Great reminder throughout today’s meditation.  #SharonSalzberg walked us through a variation of the breath meditation that added counting.  Today’s meditation time for me got shifted from morning to very late evening.  I almost didn’t remember to sit, when Read More

#RealHappiness Day 3

Today’s meditation focused on the breath and noting, and finding a word to use.  When #SharonSalzberg first talked about where you feel the breath – I struggled.  I didn’t and don’t normally ‘feel’ the breath in my nostrils. I do Read More

#RealHappinessChallenge Day 2

It’s a chilly morning in Central Florida.  I’ve committed to get up each day at 6 am for the month of February, partly to allow myself some quiet time to meditate.  Today’s Hearing Meditation brought to mind the importance of Read More

#RealHappinessChallenge Day 1

Day 1 is here.  I was so looking forward to this day.  This is my 4th year doing the challenge and I needed it this year. I needed the calm, comfort of starting this practice and resetting my frame of Read More

#RealHappinessChallenge Day 28

I can’t believe it’s here – the final day.  First, thank you to @SharonSalzberg for an amazing 28 days and the incredible opportunity to blog during this challenge.  Today’s lesson focused on our interconnectedness with all living things as well Read More

#RealHappinessChallenge Day 27

It’s the next to the last day of the challenge.  Today’s lesson focuses on compassion and how we can reframe our difficult emotions from bad or wrong to painful or suffering.  The next step after the reframing is focusing on Read More


May all beings be happy ♡