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#RealHappiness day #19

Real life has gotten in the way and I’m behind.  Today’s meditation on working with challenges was much needed.  I attempted to do this meditation last evening, and did not heed Sharon’s advice to stand up if tired, and fell Read More

#RealHappiness Day 18

Hijacked.  Thoughts are clouds.  Some are storm clouds.  Visitors. You don’t have to invite them in.  Vividly descriptive phrases in today’s lesson.  When I was listening to the section on being highjacked, I  recalled how easily I can get distracted Read More

Day 17: Meditation On Difficult Emotions

“We can’t avoid pain but we can transform our response to it.” As a single woman on the cusp of 50, the Valentine’s Day/Family Day/My Ex’s Birthday triumvirate long weekend is a kind of pain I cannot avoid. I know Read More

#RealHappiness Day 15

Concentration is a significant component of mindfulness meditation.  Today’s lesson focused on noting when we drift away from the focus of the breath.  The purpose of the focus is to note we drifted.  Along with that we are not to Read More

#RealHappiness Day 11

Today was our second walking meditation.  I always feel clumsy when we start out and then again if we slow down part way through.  Once we start, and I get used to the pace I can focus on how my Read More

Balance

I did the Sharon Salzberg meditation challenge a few years ago. It was nice – I was just starting to get into meditation. I had no idea how powerful it could be and I continue a meditation practice. It is 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

Stupid Negative Self Talk

I did the Sharon Salzberg meditation challenge a few years ago. It was nice – I was just starting to get into meditation. I had no idea how powerful it could be and I continue a meditation practice. It is 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


May all beings be happy ♡