I'm a heart-centered, lifelong learner, reader, and promoter of books. That's right, and I have been reading since early childhood. It was my mother's hobby, and I picked it up from her. I could read just about anywhere - on the floor, in bed, or up a tree. My...
6 Ways You Can Learn To Relax
It seems odd that we need to learn how to relax. Shouldn't it be a natural state when we are not in an active mode - like our ancestors' primal fight or flight? Environment And Our Ability To Relax When did anxiety and nervousness replace relaxation in my life?...
Let Nature Nurture Your Soul
—We have come out of one of the strangest winters of our lives - having weathered the ups and downs of quarantine and COVID. Our lives are different. The stress of this time we are in plays havoc on mind, body, and soul. Amid the stress of loss (jobs, health,...
7 Inspiring Changes In Our Lives Due To COVID-19
We’ve all had to make changes big and small in order to get through the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are seven inspiring changes people are making in response to the pandemic.
3 W’s Of Belonging
It may be true that we come into and leave this life alone, however, while we are here, we seek a sense of belonging. According to the Oxford dictionary, belonging is "an affinity for a place or situation." We tend to be most comfortable and ourselves when we feel...
Your Guide To Beginner’s Meditation During COVID-19
Have you always wanted to try meditation but never knew where to start? Though a beginner's meditation practice may seem mysterious and complicated, it's not as difficult as you may imagine. It's no secret that regular meditation can provide you with various physical,...
Use Laughter To Quickly Optimize Your Health And Instantly “Lighten Up”
Occupy Sanity Tool (OST): Laughter
I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable even hopeful. – Bob Hope
In a year, seemingly filled with many reasons to cry, I have been using the OST: Laughter daily. It might seem crass or cruel to even think of laughing with all the shock, pain, trauma, suffering, angst, and grief, to name a few feelings we’ve experienced. Yet, I learned in my 20s that I needed something to counterbalance my seriousness and my growing tendency to be depressed.
Winter Solstice – 2020 Grand Conjunction
In an average year, many of us are aware of the Winter Solstice but this year is special with a Grand Conjunction…
Gratitude 2.0: A Habit To Turbo-Charge Your Happiness
Occupy Sanity Tool (OST): Gratitude 2.0
I first introduced the OST: Gratitude with a 3 step exercise in my blog post “5 Minutes of Gratitude Attitude Raises Your Vibration”. As I mentioned in that article, I continue to find: “…that a daily Gratitude Practice has improved my ability to move from a negative state into a positive one quickly.” In 2020, there have been times when I needed to ‘turbo-charge’ my practice; thus I’ve created the OST: Gratitude 2.0.