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day17 – difficult emotions

I do not enjoy meditating on shameful or upsetting parts of my past. I mean, who does? I find it extremely unpleasant. But these not so pleasant feelings do rear their heads in meditation even if I’m not focusing on 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

Day16 – positivity

Recently I have been crafting for my son’s first birthday party. I’ve made a cardboard boat, a high chair banner, a photo banner, and decorated wooden blocks. It has really brought me joy to not only use this creative side Read More

Day 15: Mental Noting Meditation

Something very unexpected happened for me during this meditation.  I had a massive sneezing fit.  (I don’t have a head cold.). Eventually I had to pause the meditation and go get a Kleenex and blow my nose.   Aside from Read More

Day15 – Noting

Mental noting is a useful technique for me. As I reflect on my meditation practice today, it’s funny to me how long it takes me to notice when I’ve wandered away in thought. During today’s practice, I was simply sitting Read More

Day14 – dishes

Washing dishes has always been therapeutic for me. I rarely dread it and just simply do it. During today’s meditation I tried to really engage with what I was doing, but my mind did wander a bit. These days I Read More

Day13 – routine activity

I drink coffee every day. And although it is decaffeinated, I still enjoy it. I switched to decaf when I became pregnant and, well, just never switched back to full strength. Having coffee is a ritual for me.  So for Read More

Day12 – eating

I enjoy eating. So today’s meditation was fun for me. I enjoyed a little cube of parmesan cheese. I was taught that when you eat slowly and mindfully, not only does your food digest more easily, the food tastes better. 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

Day 11- Walking Moving Shifting

Lifting shifting stepping, Lifting shifting stepping. Whether one is walking or ambulating in another way such as in a wheelchair or other assistive device, the movement seems to universally tap into something different than sitting. There is something about moving Read More