Tag Archives | Sharon Salzberg

#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

#RealHappinessChallenge Day 26

This lesson helps us to ‘connect to the boundlessness of life’ through loving kindness meditation.  @SharonSalzberg brings us towards caring for and connecting with everyone.  “Lovingkindness is a profound recognition that our lives have something to do with one another, Read More

#RealHappinessChallenge Day 22

The final week of the challenge is here and we start with #LovingKindness.  I have to admit, I had a hard time thinking of something good I did yesterday.  I know I did things – it was a very busy Read More


Doing three days of guided meditations in a row. : ) Here I am again embracing imperfection. . . .and so it goes and. . .

Day 5: Recognizing Distractions

The main reason I was originally hesitant to attempt meditation years ago is because of my ability to get distracted. And I’m pretty sure the main reason I abandoned my meditation practice in the past few months is because of Read More

Day 4: Letting the Breath Lead the Way

Little Miss-Multitasker loved today’s meditation challenge.  Counting breaths!  I can do that!  I can breathe and count! It was working beautifully.  In…one…in…two…in…three all the way to ten and back to one again. And then – somewhere around in…seven, the thought Read More

Meditation and/or Reflection

Are meditation and reflection equally important? Or is reflection just a by-product. Meditation clears the mind and calms the senses enabling a period of clarity, openness, and focus which invites productive reflection. The focus of that reflection can be unpredictable, Read More

This is the Practice

I am just winding down my Drynuary (a popular time in American culture for folks to choose to abstain from alcohol, or perhaps gluten, sugar, meat, Netflix binges–a bit of a secular Lent, if you will). Of course, as in Read More

Here’s to starting anew

This is my first meditation challenge and my first experience blogging. In the last few years, I’ve found myself more resistance to taking risks. Both the challenge and blogging about my experiences are a step in the right direction. It’s Read More

May all beings be happy ♡