Simply Breathing

Breathing consciously is one way of staying mindful.   Conscious breathing  calms the body and relaxes the mind. What could be more important than that… as you go about your day, taking care of work projects, family, chores.  No additional time is needed to do this exercise because you are already breathing… Its a conscious breathingContinue reading “Simply Breathing”

To Rekindle

Compassion itself is seen to be The seed of a rich harvest, water for growth And the ripened state of long enjoyment. Therefore, at the start I praise compassion.  By Chandrakirti As the year ends and a new one begins allowing compassion to grace our mind and heart is a rekindling. A lot of timesContinue reading “To Rekindle”

Glimmer of Hope

Out of the depths of darkness Comes a shimmering light Who knows from where the light came? Only the person who walked the path of darkness For on their path, they heard a beckoning A soft beckoning, A whispering of their heart, A reminder of what they always knew And a shimmering light with aContinue reading “Glimmer of Hope”

Connecting with Nature

Time to Pause Photograph by Shobhna Taking time to connect with nature and reflecting on the beauty around me creates joy and peace within me. Even if its a momentary pause, it is so worth it.  Breathing in the cool air, taking in the lusciousness of the trees and feeling the bounce of the bridgeContinue reading “Connecting with Nature”

Two Wolves – A Cherokee Legend

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” HeContinue reading “Two Wolves – A Cherokee Legend”

Choosing Love

Only when we are committed to love, do we choose love~ Gary Zukav. With every cell within our body we can choose love to uplift ourselves and  others. Love is a choice and a habit and when we continue to share our love with the intention and commitment to heal and transform, we bring thisContinue reading “Choosing Love”

Wired for Connection

Everyone can think back to a time when heartbreak, embarrassment, rejection was particularly painful. Did you ever wonder why it was so painful? Naomi Eisenberger talks about the social connections to pain and rejection. In her research she has found that the  pain receptors that light up in the brain when there is physical pain,Continue reading “Wired for Connection”