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#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

Compassion and Seeing the largest picture

I’m surprised that through meditation practice I’m beginning to see the largest picture of things happening around me. It reminds me of the teaching this month, “Mindfulness helps us get better at seeing the difference between what’s happening & the Read More

Day 16 – Noticing the Positive

This was perfectly timed. This morning, I was lost in unpleasant thoughts and feelings, even as I can intellectually say nothing is “wrong” (well, nothing major). To my surprise, I had to search for something that really made me smile Read More

Day 5: Magic Moment

I skipper a beat or two. I don’t think I did Day 4, and I’m doing Day 5 a day late. In a way, this is perfect. First, it’s typical for me; I struggle to be consistent when I commit Read More

Calm and tranquility.

The call of meditation, for me, is a call for calm. I’ve always been anxious, outgoing, a thinker, a leader, an idea generator, restless… In the hunt for balance, in listening to my thoughts and understanding my emotions, I long Read More

It’s the whole YUMMY Universe

In general I experience ups and downs in waves. The clarity, peace and love in subtle moving juxtaposition to fear, separation and shame. In today’s meditation I had micro movements of the wave until the yummy scrumptious ice cream Sunday Read More

Day 3: Breath with Mental Noting

It was clear what I would try today, once I’d settled into my admittedly floppy pose (there are pros and cons to meditating on a couch). I used the mental note of “in” and “out” for a minute, but then Read More

The Ocean

The beach is often the most peaceful place for me to be. The dampness of salt water sprinkling onto my skin, the smell of the sea life and the gentle sound of the waves crashing ashore. All of it a Read More


May all beings be happy ♡