Tag Archives | Real Happiness

Internal/External

How do you turn around a day that starts with a negative intention? First off I know it’s crazy to think someone would purposely set a negative intention. What is in my mind is one of those days, such as Read More

Day One

Today, Sharon talked about how the way we pay attention to the breath is like seeing a friend in a crowd. I found this so helpful. When we see our friend in the crowd, we are enthusiastic and interested. This Read More

Persistence and Optimism

Today is the first day of the Real Happiness Meditation Challenge. I am using the challenge and this blog as a way to hold myself accountable to meditating consistently for the month. I committed to building a meditation practice in Read More

I’m SOOOO Excited!!!!

This is my 4th year participating in Sharon’s annual Meditation Challenge. I’m honored to be blogging once again as part of it. Due in large part to this phenomenal yearly program, I have grown tremendously in my meditation and mindfulness Read More

Looking forward

I will be on a 7 day personal retreat for part of February, so I will miss a few days. I hope to return with renewed insight and juicy substance to share. I’m grateful to have this opportunity to connect Read More

Space Between

This has been a very rewarding and gratifying month as I have been able to re-establish a focused and steady practice. I have found it easier to slip into the space between and experience the freedom and peace that it offers. Thank you Sharon Salzberg, your Read More

The Present

During meditation, I sometimes find myself getting caught up with difficult thoughts or emotions and if I go in too deep and try to analyze and understand, things get murky and cloudy, questions begets questions. I have difficulty letting go until I get to Read More

Warm Fuzzy

Sending lovingkindness out to all beings gave me such a feeling of comfort. I kept it very general and broad so as to not get caught up with ‘difficult’ beings. As such, I felt hopeful. I felt grateful for all the good that Read More

Embrace Energy

Opening the Heart meditation has got to be one of the most powerful and nurturing meditations I can offer myself. I am not certain what metaphysical aspects come into play here, but during this practice, I can actually feel a gathering of Read More

Paradigm Shift

Practicing lovingkindness is really a unique way to think and see. When walking around in my community, I am usually focused on my end goal (shopping list, appointments, errands…). Regarding strangers, I either direct judgments or indifference their way. When I bump into Read More


May all beings be happy ♡