Freedom to choose

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space there is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom. ~Viktor Frankl Sometimes we make decisions in the spur of the moment and sometimes we think about it for years. Whether based on timing, emotion,or necessity — eachContinue reading “Freedom to choose”

Random Thoughts

Scientists estimate that humans can have up to 80,000 thoughts a day. Most of these are random thoughts. Some thematic thoughts take up more space than others creating habitual thinking patterns.  Thinking patterns can be negative or positive. Depending on how much time is allotted to these thoughts, ones mood, physical, mental and spiritual wellContinue reading “Random Thoughts”

Picking Blueberries

Since researchers discovered the nutritional qualities of blueberries, they have become the new superfood. I am all for blueberries being a superfood. Not because they found all the nutritional qualities… Thats a great bonus. For me…just picking blueberries brings delight. Right there my mood is elevated. Popping a blueberry in my mouth and savoring itContinue reading “Picking Blueberries”

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”

Cultivating Mindfulness

Jon Kabat Zinn says: Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that. This resonates for me and I believe that when followed, this action of cultivating mindfulness supports life in every way. It supports lifeContinue reading “Cultivating Mindfulness”

Living in Challenging Times

Recently, there was a shooting in a High School. There have been too many shooting in schools across the country and like my community members, I am deeply saddened about this. As a person, I cried for the families who have been forever changed by this act.  As a parent, I already hug my childrenContinue reading “Living in Challenging Times”

Making a Choice

The Dalai Lama in the “Art of Happiness” states that Happiness is within us and to the extent we ae happy is because we make the choice to be happy. By training our mind we can  choose thoughts, behaviors and habits that lead us towards happiness. Really Happiness is always there within us so essentiallyContinue reading “Making a Choice”