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#RealHappiness Day 21

Today’s practice felt like a review, we are focused back on the breath but this time we added a focus for our attention to other areas of the body.  An expanded review – how are we feeling right now in Read More

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

Happiness….a broad term

Recently I have noticed a lot if people with a personal goal that includes the idea ” I want to find happiness”, or ” I just want to be happy”.  This is repeated through so many individuals and yet no 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

#RealHappiness Day 14

Mindfulness and everyday chores helps to bring us back to the present, and not race off in our minds to other things that happened in the past or may happen in the future.  Being here and now while doing the Read More

#RealHappiness Day 12

What a wonderful day for an eating meditation.  I have an unexpected house guest from China.  Today was cooking lesson day with a new wok.  Of course the wok had to be seasoned – so already the smells of cooking 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

Day 8- Walking Meditation

Today is Day 9 and this is my Day 8 post. I’m practicing some self-compassion about that. Life happens. I believe everything happens for a reason, and I LOVE walking meditation so I don’t think it’s a coincidence that this Read More