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Day 18: Meditation On Working With Thoughts

“We can remind ourselves that these [negative thought patterns] are just visiting, they’re not essentially who we are.” For me, that is the crux of this meditation.  Thoughts may become things but we are not essentially our negative thought patterns. 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

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

Real Happiness – Day Fourteen

Hello again, One of the greatest gifts of meditation is that we develop the habit of stabilizing our ability to be in the present moment and have the opportunity to bring more awareness to our every day interactions. This week’s Read More

Day 11

I purchased and read Sharon’s book “Real Happiness” a few years ago. I loved the walking meditation. The focused awareness on your surroundings and being in that moment is purposeful and proactive.  It’s my go to after a busy day 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

#RealHappiness day 10

Today’s body scan was much needed. Lying down and listening to Sharon’s voice guiding us through a scan helped me recognize that sometimes I hang on to a sensation versus just noting it and letting it go.  Do you ever Read More

Day 5: How Do I Speak to Myself

I love this meditation.  I bet if you polled my friends they would tell you that I am basically a kind person.  Yet frequently, I am unkind to myself.  I nag myself constantly, I perceive myself as lazy, a professional Read More

Day 4: Counting

Counting during breath meditation is a very effective method for staying in the present. When starting out on a path of meditation, it can be very helpful to count breaths from one to ten and then starting back at one. Read More